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The Master's programme in Mineral Resource Management was initiated in 2002 and until 2017, 89 students have graduated from the programme. The qualification has since been re-introduced as the Master of Science (Mineral Resource Management) (MSc (MRM)) degree.

Effective mining and mineral beneficiation is contingent upon functional, integrated management practices in a wide range of disciplines including geology, mining, mineral processing, financial management, and mining-related legislation. Traditionally, mining is practised by numerous speciality disciplines, all operating largely in a fragmented fashion. This fragmentation leads to duplication of activities and uncoordinated tasks across the entire spectrum of the mining value chain. Such practices frequently result in excessive cost structures for mining companies.

The main aim of the programme is to introduce students to the concepts of Mineral Resource Throughput Management and the application of these concepts to ensure an integrated management approach to the entire mining value chain that will lead to cost effective and sustainable mining and mineral beneficiation practices.

Admission requirements
An honours qualification in geology or a closely related field with a minimum of two years relevant mining / mineral beneficiation experience.

Programme structure
This is a part-time, taught, masters programme. Compulsory lectures are typically presented in Pretoria, usually in March and August. The degree is comprised of 12 modules and an extended dissertation. Students enroll for 3 modules per semester. Each module typically entails two days of lecturing. In the second year of study, students also complete their extended dissertation on a topic approved in consultation with the department. 

For more information
MRM Introduction Pack

What to do next
Should you be interested in enrolling for this programme, please contact:
Charlene van der Vyver
T: +27 51 401 2393
E: vandervyverc@ufs.ac.za


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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