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Tuition Fees:$2,616 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Mine Surveying Degree
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

*Purpose of the programme:
The purpose of the Bachelor of Mine Surveying degree is thus to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Mine Surveyor (technologist). Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with:
– Preparation for careers in mining 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 to undertake PLATO stage 2 qualifications that will allow them to practice as registered professional Mine Surveyors
– For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 8 programmes and then proceed to a Master’s degree.
– For Certificated Mine Surveyors, the education base for achieving proficiency in mine surveyors and occupational health and safety.

*Outcomes (Exit level outcomes)
Students who complete this programme will be able to:
– Systematically diagnose and solve broadly defined mining engineering and Mine Surveying problems by applying engineering and surveying principles.
– Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science and engineering sciences to defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems and methodologies to solve broadly-defined mining engineering and surveying problems
– Perform procedural and non-procedural design of broadly defined components, systems, works, products or processes to meet desired needs normally within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation in mining engineering
– Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret results to provide valid conclusions
– Use appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including information technology, prediction and modelling, for the solution of broadly defined mining engineering problems with an understanding of the limitations, restrictions, premises, assumptions and constraints
-Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and the affected parties.
– Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the impact of mining engineering activity on the society, economy, industrial and physical environment, and address issues by analysis and evaluation
– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mining engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects
– Comprehend and apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics,responsibilities and norms of Mine Surveyors.

Curriculum

Year One
(First Semester)
– African Insights
– Engineering Communication
– Engineering Mathematics 1A
– Engineering Physics 1A
– Environmental Management 1A
– Mine Surveying 1A
– Survey Draughting 1A

(Second Semester)
– Computer Aided Design 1B
– Engineering Communication Skills 1B
– Engineering Physics 1B
– Engineering Statistics 1B
– Measurement Mathematics 1B
– Mine Surveying Practice1B

Year Two
(First Semester)
– Engineering Geology (Mining) 2A
– Mineral Beneficiation 2A
– Mineral Reserve Evaluation 2A
– Mining Surface 2A
– Site Surveying 2A
– Underground Mining Methods 2A

(Second Semester)
– Engineering Management (Mine) 2B
– Mine Surveying 2B
– Mine Surveying (Practice) 2B
– Mineral Resource Evaluation 2B
– Mining Technical Services 2B
– Structural Geology 2B

Year Three
(First Semester)
– Engineering Management (Mine) 3A
– Mine Planning And Design 3A
– Mine Surveying 3A
– Mine Surveying Workshop 3A
– Mineral Resource Evaluation 3A
– Mineral Resource Legislation 3A

(Second Semester)
– Mine Design And Valuation Project 3B
– Mine Surveying 3B
– Mine Surveying Workshop 3B

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements For Applicants With a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
For admission to a BEng degree (4 years) the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 70% for 5 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
– Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 70%.
For admission to a National Diploma the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 60% for 6 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 60%.

Admission Requirements For National Senior Certificate For Adults (NASCA) Applicants:
National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEng Tech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
– English 60% APS 5
– Maths 60% APS 5
– Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the NASCA, provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Admission Requirements For The Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) Applicants:
Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEngTech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
–English 60% APS 5
–Maths 60% APS 5
–Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the SC(a), provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

International Students
All international applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
– Final School Results
– Valid Passport or Identity Documents or Birth Certificate
– Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English
– Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Online Application
Please note the following:
– No application fee will be charged for online applications.
– If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants

Career Opportunities

Some Career Opportunities for Mine Surveying include:
– Assistant Quantity Surveyor
– Auctioneer
– Cartographer
– Development Surveyor
– Domestic Energy Assessor
– Estate Agent
– Estate Manager
– Estimator
– Homelessness Prevention Officer
– Housing Assistant
– Housing Officer
– Hydrographic Surveyor
– Land Surveyor
– Mining Surveyor
– Quantity Surveyor
– Rural Surveyor
– Sales Negotiator
– Survey Analyst
– Surveyor
– Technical Surveyor
– Town Planner
– Town Planning Support Staff
– Transport Modeller
– Valuer

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,616
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,814

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R40,050

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies. Students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R2000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R17000

International Levy Amount:
SADC & Africa – R2,000
Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
***International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R40,050) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R43,090
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Hennie Grobler
Head of Department Mining and Mine Survey
 
Prof Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries