Bsc. Mining and Mineral Processing engineering

Bsc. Mining and Mineral Processing engineering

Course Work
The Bachelor of science in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering course at J.K.U.AT is a 10 semester course spread over five years. It has an average of 16 course units per academic year.

In addition, every student is required to carry out an Internal Attachment (at the J.K.U.A.T Labs and Workshops) at the end of second year and industrial attachments (at approved industries with systems relevant to the curriculum) at the end of third and fourth years.

The Undergraduate experience is broad-based and includes, in the first two years, general education in mathematics, sciences and preliminary design courses that are common with curricula in other engineering programs.

Entry Requirements
The University and Faculty common regulations shall apply.

The following shall be eligible for consideration for admission into the degree programme:

I. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants should satisfy all the requirements below:
(i) A candidate must have a mean aggregate of at least grade B – (minus);
(ii) The mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B (plain);
(iii) In the individual cluster subjects, a candidate must have at least the scores given below:

Alternative A                                                                Alternative B
Mathematics                    C+                                      Mathematics                       C+
Physics                              C+                                     Physical Sciences                B
Chemistry                           C+                                    Biological Sciences              C+
Geography or Biology, or  C+                                     Geography or any                 C+
any Group IV Subjects                                                     Group IV Subjects

II. Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or the A-level equivalent should satisfy all the requirements below:
(i) At least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics;  and
(ii) At least a total score of nine(9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and
(iii) At least a credit pass in chemistry at the KCE or its equivalent.

III. Diploma applicants:
A candidate must be a holder of JKUAT diploma in engineering with at least a credit pass in the relevant discipline. Diploma holders will normally be admitted into the second year of study.

IV. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate as equivalent to I, II or III above.

Course Units


EME 2101         Engineering Drawing and Design I
EME 2106         Workshop processes and Practice
HRD 2101          Communication Skills
SCH 2102          Chemistry I
SMA 2170          Algebra
SMA 2172          Calculus I
SMA 2174          Introduction to Computer Science
SPH 2170           Physics I

ECE 2114            Engineering Drawing and Design II
HRD 2102          Development Studies
SCH 2108           Chemistry II
SMA 2171           Geometry
SMA 2173          Calculus II
SMA 2273          Applied Mathematics I
SMA 2175           Computer Programming I
SPH 2171            Physics II


ECE 2204              Strength of Materials I
EEE 2208              Electrical Engineering I
EME 2103              Introduction to Material Science 1
EMM 2202            Introduction to Mine Development 1
EMM 2203            Engineering Drawing and Design III 1
SMA 2270              Calculus III 1
SMA 2272              Statistics 1
EMM 2204            Workshop Processes and Technology 1

ECE 2214                Strength of Materials II
EEE 2213                Electrical Engineering II
EMM 2201             Civil Engineering Materials
EMM 2205             Introduction to Geology
EMM 2216             Engineering Drawing and Design IV
HRD 2203              Introduction to Economics
SMA 2271               Ordinary Differential Equations
SMA 2276              Computer Programming II


EMM 2301           Fluid Mechanics I
EMM 2304           Soil Mechanics
EGE 2321              Engineering Surveying I
EMM 2311             Physical Metallurgy I
EMM 2309           Geology I
EMM 2313            Chemical Metallurgy I
SMA 2371              Partial Differential Equations
EMT 2304             Measurements and Instrumentation

EMM 2302              Fluid Mechanics II
EMM 2303              Thermodynamics I
EGE 2322                Engineering Surveying II
EMM 2307              Rock Mechanics I
EMM 2310              Geology II
EMM 2312              Physical Metallurgy II
EMM 2314              Chemical Metallurgy II
SMA 2370               Calculus IV



Core Courses
EMM 2401             Mineral Processing I
EMM 2404             Underground Mine Design I
EMM 2406             Surface Mine Design I
EMM 2408             Mining Machinery I
EMM 2410              Rock Mechanics II

Mining Group Option

EMM 2411              Mine Environment I
HRD 2209              Mineral Economics
EMM 2414                Engineering Surveying III
EMM 2416              Power Supply of Mines

Mineral Processing Group Option

EMM 2420               Hydrometallurgy
EMM 2425               Process Control and Instrumentation
EMM 2422               Transport Phenomena I

Core Courses
EMM 2402               Mineral Processing II
EMM 2403               Thermodynamics II
EMM 2405               Underground Mine Design II
EMM 2407               Surface Mine Design II
EMM 2409               Mining Machinery II
SMA 2471                  Numerical Analysis I

Mining Group Option
EMM 2417                Mining Environment II
HRD 2206                Microeconomics
EMM 2418                Power Electronics and Control
EMM 2419                Mining and Quarry Explosives

Mineral Processing Group Option
EMM 2421               Pyrometallurgy
EMM 2423               Transport Phenomena II
EMM 2426               Ferrous Metallurgy


Core Courses
EMM 2501 **            Project
HRD 2207                  Macroeconomics
EMM 2504                 Materials Handling and Equipment
EMM 2505                 Operations Research
HRD 2205                  Industrial Law

Mining Group Option
EMM 2511                  Selected Mineral Mining Methods I
EMM 2513                 Geostatistics
EMM 2514                 Mine Surveying I
EMM 2517                 Foundation Engineering I

Mineral Processing Group Option
EMM 2520                Foundry and Casting Processes
EMM 2522                Process Design I
EMM 2526                Corrosion
EMM 2524                Mechanical Metallurgy

Core Courses
HRD 2204                  Principles of Management
EMM 2506                 Petroleum Engineering
EMM 2507                 Environmental Aspects and Safety in Mines

Mining Group Option
HRD 2208                 Project Management 1
EMM 2512                 Selected Mineral Mining Methods II 1
EMM 2518                 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 1
EMM 2519                 Foundation Engineering II 1
HRD 2401                  Entrepreneurship Skills 1

Mineral Processing Group Option
HRD 2208                 Project Management 1
EMM 2521                 Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories 1
EMM 2523                 Process Design II 1
EMM 2525                 Heat treatment 1
EMM 2527                 Selected Topics in Extractive Metallurgy 1
HRD 2401                  Entrepreneurship Skills 1