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Metallurgical Engineering

Department: Metallurgical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering and Technology: Diploma: Engineering Metallurgical,

B Tech: Engineering Metallurgical, M Tech: Engineering Metallurgical

  1. Admission Requirement

Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational) at NQF Level 4
Applicant with a Senior Certificate

SC

National                  Senior Certificate

Compulsory Subjects English

Mathematics Physical Science

Any THREE other subjects excluding Life Orientation

Total

Minimum 4

4

4

 

3 X3 = 09

 

21

3 = 40 – 49%

4 = 50 – 59%

5 = 60 – 69 %

6 = 70 – 79 %

7 = 80 – 89 %

8 = 90 – 100 %

Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the Diploma Programmes may apply for the extended programmes. Tel: (016) 950-9589. For details on the extended programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

2. Diploma

 

Semester 1:  Applied Communication Skills 1.1, Engineering Chemistry 1, Introduction to Engineering 1, Computing Application 1, Engineering Mathematics 1,

Engineering Physics 1, Social Intelligence 1

Semester 2: Applied Communication Skills 1.2, Computing Applications 2, Engineering Chemistry 2, Engineering Drawing 1, Engineering Mathematics 2, Engineering Physics 2, Safety Principles and Law 1

Semester 3: Applied Communications Skills 2.1, Engineering Geology 1, Extractive Metallurgy 1, Manufacturing Metallurgy 1, Mineral Processing 1, Physical

Metallurgy 1, Process Thermodynamics 1.

Semester 4: Applied Communication Skills 2.2, Hydrometallurgy 2, Manufacturing Metallurgy 2, Mineral Processing 2, Physical Metallurgy 2, Pyro-metallurgy 2,

Quality Control 2

Semester    5: Environmental Chemistry 1, Hydrometallurgy 3, Management 1, Manufacturing Metallurgy 3, Mineral Processing 3, Physical Metallurgy 3, Pyro-

metallurgy 3

Semester 6: Work-Integrated Learning (Metallurgy),

3. Baccalaureus Technologiae  (B Tech )-  Admission requirements

 

All applicants must have a Diploma or National Diploma including 12 months Work Integrated Learning.

This Programme is offered from January to November, on Fridays (1 year). The Programme consists of a year-long project plus a minimum of three subjects from the options listed below.

3.1 Curriculum

SEMES TER SUBJECTS
PHYSICAL HYDRO PYRO
1&2 EYMPR4A (Project) EYMPR4A (Project) EYMPR4A (Project)
1 AMISS3C (Mathematics 3) AMISS3C

(Mathematics 3)

AMISS3C

(Mathematics 3)

1 EYMMW3A

(Metallurgical Thermodynamics)

EYMMW3A

(Metallurgical Thermodynamics)

EYMMW3A

(Metallurgical Thermodynamics)

1 EYMFD4A

(Physical Metallurgy)

EYMEN4A

(Applied Mineral Processing 4)

EYMEN4A

(Applied Mineral Processing 4)

2 EYMMI4A

(Materials Deformation Technology 4)

EYMEC4A

(Extraction of Non- ferrous Metals 4)

EYMYA4A

(Production of Iron and Steel 4)

2 EYMKR4A

(Corrosion 4)

EYMKN3A

(Mineralogy 3)

EYMKR4A

(Corrosion 4)

 

  1. M Tech

 

B Tech or equivalent:

This is a purely research qualification. The student should prove that he/she has passed an approved Programme in research methodology. The entrance requirement is a relevant BTech or equivalent.

 

4.1 Masters of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering (MEng Metallurgy)

 

Admission requirements: a BEng Degree or Equivalent level 8 qualification including the Postgraduate Diploma Duration of Programme: The equivalent of 1 year full-time study.

Programme Structure: This instructional programme comprises of a thesis only.

5. What are the functions of the Metallurgical Technician?

 

He/she will be involved in:

Developing new processes/procedures in the extraction/manufacturing industry as well as optimising/improving existing processes; ensuring the quality of products during the different stages of the process; testing and inspection of the final material/product.

6. Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist at primary producers of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as in the manufacturing industry. Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department: Metallurgical Engineering

Vaal University of Technology Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel: (016) 950 9243;  Fax: (016) 950 9796

E-mail: rethav@vut.ac.za Website: www.vut.ac.za

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