Mineral and Metallurgical Processing I

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mineral and Metallurgical Processing I

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course begins with a multimedia-based introduction to the field of mineral and metallurgical processing, from the mining operation to environmental rehabilitation. The course then requires students to perform experiments and to analyse the subsequent data from a cone crusher, ball mill or HPGR, in-line pressure jig, hydrocyclones, flotation cell, leach cell, DC plasma-arc furnace and electrowinning cell. Here, the HPGR, ball mill, in-line pressure jig, flotation cell and DC plasma-arc furnace are pilot-scale units. Finally, students are required to develop a simplified process simulation of one of the above unit operations using a spreadsheet-based method.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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