MJRU-EXMET v.1 Extractive Metallurgy Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Extractive metallurgy is a specialist field that deals with the extraction of metals and mineral products from their ores through the application of scientific principles. Extractive metallurgists play a key role in the mining industry. They are responsible for the development of the best process to treat a particular ore and the efficient operation of the processing plant to convert the ore into metal and other products, as well the disposal of wastes in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Students with an interest in chemistry and mathematics and the desire to pursue a rewarding career in the mining industry often make a successful extractive metallurgist.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Extractive Metallurgy Major requires essential WACE courses and Mathematics Applications ATAR and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply minerals and metallurgical scientific principles to metallurgical process operation
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical an rational processes to analyse minerals and metallurgical technology practice
3. access, evaluate and synthesise minerals and 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 three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PHYS1006||v.1||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1000||v.1||Principles and Processes in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1 **||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|MATH1013||v.1 *||Introductory Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MINE1002||v.1||Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy||12.5|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|MINE2000||v.1||Electrical Systems in Resources Engineering||5.0||25.0|
|MINE1001||v.1||Applied Mechanics in Resources Engineering||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MINE2001||v.1||Mining and Metallurgy||3.0||25.0|
|MATH2006||v.1||Mathematics and Statistics||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 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|
|SPAT2011||v.1||Mine Surveying and Geographic Information Systems||4.5||25.0|
|MINE2002||v.1||Mechanics of Solids||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PRRE3003||v.1||Metallurgical Laboratory Techniques||3.5||12.5|
|PRRE3006||v.1||Mineral Processing- Comminution and Separation||6.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|PRRE3007||v.1||Mineral Processing- Flotation and Dewatering||5.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|ASIA1006||v.1||Communicating with Asia for Engineers||3.0||12.5|
|ASTR1001||v.1||Introduction to Astronomy||2.0||12.5|
|PHYS1002||v.1||Materials and Technology||4.0||12.5|
|ELEN1001||v.1||Introduction to Renewable Energy||3.0||12.5|
|ENGR1000||v.1||Evolution, Development, Successes and Failures of Engineering||3.0||12.5|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
* For students with ATAR Maths Applications
** Students who have not completed ATAR Chemistry must take this unit
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