MJRH-MTENG v.1 Metallurgical Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
Metallurgical engineering requires a sound knowledge and understanding of scientific principles especially chemistry as well as engineering principles, particularly process and minerals engineering. They also need to be skilful managers. Metallurgical engineers are responsible for the design, development, optimisation and management of metallurgical processing plants. As such, they are key professionals in the minerals and mining industry.
This has been accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Australia and recognised by The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Course Overview Note
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. For more information, please contact the WA School of Mines for enrolment assistance.
Major/Minor/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Specifically, applicants require TEE Applicable Mathematics and Chemistry with either Calculus or Physics.OR at least three out of the following four: Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B. Engineering Studies 3A/3B is desirable. Well qualified applicants lacking prerequisites may still be considered. The Enabling Course in Science and Engineering may be used as a pathway into the science course in Extractive Metallurgy and science students may transfer to engineering after satisfactory performance at university.
Specific Course Completion Details
In order to be adequately trained as a professional engineer, it is mandatory that the student undertake 12 weeks of relevant practical experience during the course. This is usually undertaken as a paid student engineer employment during the summer months.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Completion of First Aid Certificate is a requirement for graduation.
Major/Minor/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. Second year is available at Bentley or Kalgoorlie Campuses. Third year and fourth year are only available at the Kalgoorlie Campus. For more information, please contact the WA School of Mines for enrolment assistance.
Course Organisation Note
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
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MATH2006||v.1||Mathematics and Statistics||4.0||25.0|
|MINE2001||v.1||Mining and Metallurgy||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SPAT2011||v.1||Mine Surveying and Geographic Information Systems||4.5||25.0|
|MINE2002||v.1||Mechanics of Solids||4.0||25.0|
|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 3 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 3 Semester 2|
|PRRE3007||v.1||Mineral Processing- Flotation and Dewatering||5.0||25.0|
|Year 4 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 4 Semester 2|
|PRRE4003||v.1||Metallurgical Process Design||5.5||50.0|
|PRRE4002||v.1||Metallurgical Engineering Research Project||10.5||50.0|
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