Only the universities of Pretoria and Witwatersrand offer a BSc/B Eng in mining engineering. This is a four-year, full-time course.
Mining engineering graduates join the mine junior mining engineers to begin a period inservice training as either a miner, shift boss or overseer, and will be exposed to stoping, developing, surveying, sampling, ventilation, engineering, geology, surveying, human resources and finance.
We are looking for
A basic interest in business, finance, production an ability in mathematics and science are essential for success as a mining engineer. The following attributes are also important:
- the ability to work under pressure
- people-management skills
- problem-solving abilities
- sound common sense
- decision-making ability