MDDU-MTENG v.1 Metallurgical Engineering Double Degree Major (BEng/BCom)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Minerals engineering and extractive metallurgy require a sound knowledge and understanding of chemistry and the principles of engineering, particularly process engineering. Mineral engineers and extractive metallurgists are involved in plant design, development, operations and control, management and research. The involvement of students with their colleagues in mining engineering and geology places them in a favourable position for advancement in the mineral industry.
This has been accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Australia and recognised by The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply scientific and engineering principles to metallurgical process development including sound risk management, environmental and OHS practice
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse metallurgical technology practice
3. access, evaluate and synthesise metallurgical information from multiple sources
4. communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of minerals engineering and metallurgy
5. use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to minerals and metallurgical information
6. demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
7. describe and apply international best practice standards in minerals engineering and metallurgical methods and technologies
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa. Two intakes are offered each year for domestic students, in February and July, but because availability of some units is limited to specific semesters those students commencing mid-year might need to study part-time for one or more semesters and usually will not be able to complete the major within the expected time to complete. There is February intake only for International students. The first year of this course is only offered at the Bentley campus. Part of this degree must be undertaken at the Kalgoorlie campus. For more information, please contact the WA School of Mines for enrolment assistance.
|STRU-BENPM||v.1||Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major||200.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|MATH2006||v.1||Mathematics and Statistics||4.0||25.0|
|MINE2001||v.1||Mining and Metallurgy||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|PRRE2002||v.1||Metallurgical Processes and Materials Handling||4.0||25.0|
|PRRE2004||v.1||Introduction to Geometallurgy Theory and Practice||1.0||12.5|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|PRRE3006||v.1||Mineral Processing- Comminution and Separation||6.0||25.0|
|PRRE3003||v.1||Metallurgical Laboratory Techniques||3.5||12.5|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|PRRE3007||v.1||Mineral Processing- Flotation and Dewatering||5.0||25.0|
|Year 5 Semester 1|
|MINE3009||v.1||Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining||4.0||25.0|
|PRRE4000||v.1||Methods of Metallurgical Research||10.5||25.0|
|Year 5 Semester 2|
|PRRE4003||v.1||Metallurgical Process Design||5.5||50.0|
|PRRE4002||v.1||Metallurgical Engineering Research Project||10.5||50.0|
* The year and/or semester that units are offered in may change due to the combination of Engineering and Commerce majors
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