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);
and
(ii) The mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B (plain);
and
(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 any Group IV Subjects C+ Geography or any group IV Subjects C+

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

YEAR 1
SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
EME 2101 Engineering Drawing and Design I ECE 2114 Engineering Drawing and Design II
EME 2106 Workshop processes and Practice HRD 2102 Development Studies
HRD 2101 Communication Skills SCH 2108 Chemistry II
SCH 2102 Chemistry I SMA 2171 Geometry
SMA 2170 Algebra SMA 2173 Calculus II
SMA 2172 Calculus I SMA 2273 Applied Mathematics I
SMA 2174 Introduction to Computer Science SMA 2175 Computer Programming I
SPH 2170 Physics I SPH 2171 Physics II
YEAR 2
SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
ECE 2204 Strength of Materials I ECE 2214 Strength of Materials II
EEE 2208 Electrical Engineering I EEE 2213 Electrical Engineering II
EME 2103 Introduction to Material Science EMM 2201 Civil Engineering Materials
EMM 2202 Introduction to Mine Development EMM 2205 Introduction to Geology
EMM 2203 Engineering Drawing and Design III EMM 2216 Engineering Drawing and Design IV
SMA 2270 Calculus III HRD 2203 Introduction to Economics
SMA 2272 Statistics SMA 2271 Ordinary Differential Equations
EMM 2204 Workshop Processes and Technology SMA 2276 Computer Programming II
YEAR 3
SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
EMM 2301 Fluid Mechanics I EMM 2302 Fluid Mechanics II
EMM 2304 Soil Mechanics EMM 2303 Thermodynamics I
EGE 2321 Engineering Surveying I EGE 2322 Engineering Surveying II
EMM 2311 Physical Metallurgy I EMM 2307 Rock Mechanics I
EMM 2309 Geology I EMM 2310 Geology II
EMM 2313 Chemical Metallurgy I EMM 2312 Physical Metallurgy II
SMA 2371 Partial Differential Equations EMM 2314 Chemical Metallurgy II
EMT 2304 Measurements and Instrumentation SMA 2370 Calculus IV
YEAR 4
SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Core Courses Core Courses
EMM 2401 Mineral Processing I EMM 2402 Mineral Processing II
EMM 2404 Underground Mine Design I EMM 2403 Thermodynamics II
EMM 2406 Surface Mine Design I EMM 2405 Underground Mine Design II
EMM 2408 Mining Machinery I EMM 2407 Surface Mine Design II
EMM 2410 Rock Mechanics II EMM 2409 Mining Machinery II
Mining Group Option SMA 2471 Numerical Analysis I
EMM 2411 Mine Environment I Mining Group Option
HRD 2209 Mineral Economics EMM 2417 Mining Environment II
EMM 2414 Engineering Surveying III HRD 2206 Microeconomics
EMM 2416 Power Supply of Mines EMM 2418 Power Electronics and Control
Mineral Processing Group Option EMM 2419 Mining and Quarry Explosives
EMM 2420 Hydrometallurgy Mineral Processing Group Option
EMM 2425 Process Control and Instrumentation EMM 2421 Pyrometallurgy
EMM 2422 Transport Phenomena I EMM 2423 Transport Phenomena II
EMM 2426 Ferrous Metallurgy
YEAR 5
SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Core Courses Core Courses
EMM 2501 ** Project HRD 2204 Principles of Management
HRD 2207 Macroeconomics EMM 2506 Petroleum Engineering
EMM 2504 Materials Handling and Equipment EMM 2507 Environmental Aspects and Safety in Mines
EMM 2505 Operations Research Mining Group Option
HRD 2205 Industrial Law HRD 2208 Project Management
Mining Group Option EMM 2512 Selected Mineral Mining Methods II
EMM 2511 Selected Mineral Mining Methods I EMM 2515 Mine Surveying II
EMM 2513 Geostatistics EMM 2518 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
EMM 2514 Mine Surveying I EMM 2519 Foundation Engineering II
EMM 2517 Foundation Engineering I HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills
Mineral Processing Group Option Mineral Processing Group Option
EMM 2520 Foundry and Casting Processes HRD 2208 Project Management
EMM 2522 Process Design I EMM 2521 Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories
EMM 2526 Corrosion EMM 2523 Process Design II
EMM 2524 Mechanical Metallurgy EMM 2525 Heat treatment
EMM 2527 Selected Topics in Extractive Metallurgy
HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills