Master of Mineral Sciences in Small Scale MiningMaster

27825
Lusaka – Zambia
English
Master 





🌐 University of Zambia

COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.3 Organisational structures
   1.3.1 Understands the organisational, hierarchy and information flows for typical mining businesses and operations
1.4 Financial operations and production costs
   1.4.1 Understands business development principles applicable to the mining industry

Business Geomechanics and Technical Mine Area

3.1 Modelling, analysis and design
   3.1.1 Reviews engineering geology and geotechnical data (including Identifies hazards and modes of failure
   3.1.3 Conducts rock mass and soil classifications
   3.1.8 Designs ground support and stope stability plans (e.g. underground, coal, hard rock)
3.5 Monitoring ground stability
   3.5.1 Oversees the implementation of plans

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.3 Comminution and sizing
   7.3.1 Recognises the characteristics of different comminution and sizing equipment and their limitations
7.4 Concentrator processes
   7.4.1 Understands and applies knowledge of process steps, applications and limitations

Social Performance Area

9.1 Acquiring and using social data and baseline information
   9.1.1 Capacity to understand and apply anthropological, ethgraphic and archaeological knowledge
   9.10 Local employment and workforce development
   9.10.1 Works effectively with local employment organisation in order to register workforce’s skills, availabilities and dynamics in the area
9.2 Monitoring and evaluating social projects
   9.2.1 Monitoring Social projects ensuring its achieving community and business’s objectives
9.6 Community engagement
   9.6.1 Understand and practice dialogue skills in engaging with communities

Mining Methods Area

4.1 General mining methods
   4.1.1 General knowledge of mining methods and operations
4.3 Underground mining methods
   4.3.1 Selects a mine stoping and method system for a generic ore body
   4.3.3 Designs stope, roof and galleries support

Generic, Health and Social Task Area

8.1 Environment
   8.1.1 knowledge and management of environmental impact assessment studies
8.2 Workplace health and safety
   8.2.1 Develops and disseminates safe practice guidelines
8.3 Communication
   8.3.1 Communication in native language
   8.3.2 Community relations
   8.3.6 Listens and communicates effectively. Chairs meetings. Prepares documents and reports
8.7 Working with people
   8.7.1 Works effectively in interdisciplinary and international teams
   8.7.2 Recognises diversity and multiculturalism (knowledge of other cultures and customs
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity
   8.7.5 Coaching and leading teams