After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.
A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.
At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in process design and development and be able to demonstrate technical management competence, thus contributing to the needs of the metallurgical and mining industry. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.
Exit level outcomes:
The qualifying student should have the competence to:
- Initiate and optimize a range of requirements in metallurgical processes.
- Communicate effectively by means of reports, presentations, drawings, and standards.
- Manage finance/budget material, manpower, equipment, and technology within the metallurgical field.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- A National Diploma leading to the BTech: Extraction Metallurgy, with the minimum entry requirement of a 60% aggregate for S4 Extraction Metallurgy, at first attempt.
- Students who do not meet the requirements may be considered after at least two years’ post-Diploma experience in the industry, with an accompanying letter of strong recommendation from their Plant Managers.
- Also, refer to Faculty Regulation EB3
Conferment of the degree
The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Extraction Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed all the prescribed modules successfully.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.