WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$647 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:30
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Engineering
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:College of Earth Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

This is a four year programme aiming at offering aspects of mineral science  engineering and technology that is professionally related to the ever expanding minerals industry of Tanzania. The programme takes the advantage that there is a growing demand for mineral science engineers due to increasing consumption  worldwide of mineral resources.

The programme mainly focuses on various methods of mineral extraction such as hydrometallurgy,  pyrometallurgy, froth flotation, gravity concentration,  electrometallurgy, design of mineral processing plants and environmental aspects in mineral processes.


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
MN 111 Engineering Mathematics I Core 10
MN 112 Engineering Drawings Core 10
MN 113 Introduction to Mining Engineering Core 10
DS 114 Development Perspectives for Earth Scientists Core 7
LG 114 Communication Skills for Earth Scientists Core 10
AG 112 Introduction to Geology and Geological Processes Core 13
PE 111 Introduction to Computers and Programming I Core 7

Semester II
MP 121 Introduction to Mineral Processing Core 10
MP 122 Physical Chemistry for Engineers Core 10
MN 121 Engineering Mathematics II Core 10
MN 122 Computer Aided Drafting Core 10
AG 122 Earth Materials Core 10
PE 125 Introduction to Computers and Programming II Core 10
MP 123: Industrial Training I (7 Credits)

Year Two
Semester I
MP 211 Fluid Mechanics Core 10
MP 212 Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers Core 10
MP 213 Practical in Physical Chemistry Core 7
MP 214 Mineral Processing Engineering I Core 10
MN 211 Engineering Statics Core 10
MN 213 Engineering Mathematics III Core 10
AG 314 Metallic Mineral Deposits Core 7

Semester II
MP 221 Materials & Energy Balance Core 10
MP 222 Mineral Processing Engineering II Core 10
MN 221 Basic Electrical Engineering Core 7
MN 224 Engineering Thermodynamics Core 10
MN 226 Engineering Mathematics IV Core 10
AG 322 Industrial Minerals and Rocks Core 10
AG 323 Ore Microscopy Core 7
MP 223: Industrial Training II (7 Credits)

Year Three
Semester I
MP 311 Hydrometallurgy Core 10
MP 312 Computer Application inMineral Processing Core 10
MP 313 Pyrometallurgy Core 10
MP 314 Froth Flotation Core 10
MN 311 Mine Transportation andMaterials Handling Core 10
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
MP 321 Dewatering and Tailing Disposal Core 10
MP 322 Mineral Processing Laboratory I Core 7
MP 323 Electrometallurgy Core 7
MP 324 Coal Processing Core 10
AG 224 Research Methodology inEarth Sciences Core 10
AG 320 Mineral Exploration Techniques Core 10
Elective Elective 10
MP 325: Industrial Training III (7 Credits)

Year Four
Semester I
MP 411 Metallurgical Accounting Core 7
MP 412 Mineral Processing Laboratory II Core 7
MP 413 Final Project I Core 7
MN 411 Mineral Economics Core 10
MN 412 Mine Health and Safety Core 10
MN 413 Mine Management Core 7
MN 415 Entrepreneurship and Management for Engineers Core 10
Elective Elective 7

Semester II
MP 421 Mining Environment Core 10
MP 422 Design of Mineral Processing Plants Core 10
MP 423 Extractive Metallurgy of Iron Ores Core 7
MP 424 Final Project II Core 13
AG 310 Geology and Mineral Resources of Tanzania Core 10
MN 421 Engineering Procedures, Ethics and Professional Conduct Core 7
Elective Elective 7

MN 314 Geostatistics and Ore Reserve Estimation Elective 10
AG 316 Fuel Geology Elective 10
AG 321 Mining Geology Elective 10
AG 326 Engineering Geology Elective 10
MP 414 Extractive metallurgy of Uranium Ores Elective 7
MN 315 Coal Mining Elective 7
MP 425 Extractive Metallurgy of Copper Ores Elective 7
MP 426 Extractive Metallurgy of Precious Metals Elective 7

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry;
Two principal passes of at least “D” grade in Mathematics, Physics or     Chemistry at A-Level, and those without principal pass in chemistry, must have atleast ‘C’ in Chemistry at “O” Level.

Equivalent Entry;
Diploma/FTC in Mineral Processing Engineering with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0 and four passes at ‘O’ level science subjects .

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
Applicants are required to lodge applications directly to the University of Dodoma through the UDOM Online Admission System (OAS) at
**An Application fee of 10,000 TZS, is expected to be paid by all Applicants
NOTE: The Application Deadline is in August.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Aerospace engineer
– Materials engineer
– Analytical chemist
– Automotive engineer
– Product/process development scientist
– Manufacturing engineer

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $647
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,988

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,500,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 4,611,200 TZS
Students from countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), also pay the same fee as local Students. The 16 Countries in the SADC region include: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

– All students are required to pay full tuition fees for the year. Payment by installments will only be permitted under special arrangements. It is the responsibility of the students to arrange for the payment of fees by the sponsor or the Higher Education Students‟ Loans Board (HESLB). No student will be allowed to use University facilities before payment of the required fees.
– Students who fail to pay will be expelled from the university.

Relevant Contact

Mr Sospeter Pastory Maganga
Head of Department (Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering)
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies
Responsible for undergraduate studies
College of Earth Sciences Office
Responsible for College Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries