Department: Metallurgical Engineering
Faculty: Engineering and Technology: Diploma: Engineering Metallurgical,
B Tech: Engineering Metallurgical, M Tech: Engineering Metallurgical
Applicants with a National Certificate (Vocational) at NQF Level 4
Applicant with a Senior Certificate
National Senior Certificate
|Compulsory Subjects English
Mathematics Physical Science
Any THREE other subjects excluding Life Orientation
3 X3 = 09
|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
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-
Semester 6: Work-Integrated Learning (Metallurgy),
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.
|1&2||EYMPR4A (Project)||EYMPR4A (Project)||EYMPR4A (Project)|
|1||AMISS3C (Mathematics 3)||AMISS3C
(Applied Mineral Processing 4)
(Applied Mineral Processing 4)
(Materials Deformation Technology 4)
(Extraction of Non- ferrous Metals 4)
(Production of Iron and Steel 4)
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.
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.
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.
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