BEngTech in Mining Engineering


Program Description

The purpose of the BEngTech (Mining Engineering) is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities, and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Mining Engineering Technologist. Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with:

  • Preparation for careers in engineering itself and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technological proficiency and to make a contribution to the economy and national development;
  • The educational base required for registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA.
  • For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 

BEngTech Programs

The programs support expanded access, improved quality and increased diversity of provisions, and reinforce a stronger and more co-operative relationship between Higher Education and training institutions and the workplace. In addition, the programs are responsive to the needs of individual citizens, employers in both public and private sectors, as well as the broader societal and developmental objectives. The programs provide for improved articulation towards postgraduate qualifications and exit-level outcomes are aligned with those of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a signatory of accords associated with the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

Exit-Level Outcomes/Graduate attributes of the new BEngTech:

As required by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the BEngTech Programs will be assessed against eleven exit level outcomes (ELO). These are listed below as follows:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Application of scientific and engineering knowledge
  3. Engineering Design
  4. Investigation
  5. Engineering methods, skills, tools, including Information technology
  6. Professional and Technical Communication
  7. Impact of Engineering Activity
  8. Individual and Teamwork
  9. Independent Learning
  10. Engineering Professionalism
  11. Engineering Management

Dominik Vanyi / Unspash


BEngTech: 3 years

Admission Requirements


  • Minimum APS: 23
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 5 (60%+)
  • Physical Sciences: 5 (60%+)

Career Opportunities

Mining Engineering is a combination of several areas of expertise. It involves organizing, operating, and monitoring mining processes in conjunction with environmental protection and health and safety requirements for underground working conditions. Through technological advancements, the industry has improved production levels and safety whilst simultaneously managing environmental impact. Strategic industry relations provides a platform for graduate.

  • ​Explosive Ordnance Engineer
  • General Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Mine Manager
  • Miner
  • Mineral Resources Manager
  • Mining Engineer - Academic/Research
  • Mining Engineer - Coal
  • Mining Engineer - Consulting
  • Mining Engineer - Open Pit
  • Mining Engineer - Underground
  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
  • Mining Engineering Technologist      
  • Mining Technician
  • Practitioner
  • Production / Operations Manager (Mining)
  • Production / Operations Supervisor (Mining)
  • Project Manager
  • Quarry Manager
  • Rock Engineering Manager
  • Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHE&Q)
  • Sales Representative / Salesman (Industrial Products)
  • Superintendent
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Underground Manager     

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

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