Department of Mining and Oil Field Engineering

Mineral ProcessingPhD

34003
São Paulo – Brazil
English, Portuguese
PhD 
Combined
Duration: 48 Months



🌐 Universidade de São Paulo

COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.1 Mining in a global environment
   1.1.1 Analyses the market to predict future demand/supply trends
   1.1.2 Understands mine ecomics and the minerals market and their influence on mining systems
   1.1.4 Facilitates the implementation of environmental, engineering, mining and social best practices

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.1 Feed systems and planning
   7.1.1 Understands mineral processing route and feed grade/quality controls
7.2 Grade control
   7.2.1 Applies the quality blending and sampling logic of a site. Understands the implications of marginal stockpiles
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
7.5 Further treatment
   7.5.4 Design, operation and maintenance of processing and treatment plants for minerals, industrial rocks, dimensional stone and waste material
7.6 Recycling and secondary mineral raw materials. Circular Economy
   7.6.2 Capacity to design recycling plants
   7.6.4 Ability to perform investigation and development in the field of new materials and new processes
   7.6.7 General knowledge of the principles of circular ecomy, climate change and the recycling market
   7.6.8 Practical knowledge on waste management

Social Performance Area

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
9.9 Regional development
   9.9.1 knowledge of ecomic development framework to apply in a local a context

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
   8.3.3 knowledge of a foreign relevant-word wide spread language (English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc.)
   8.3.4 Using internet in a critical manner as communication tool and source of information
   8.3.5 Know and describes Social Geology and Geopolitics
   8.3.6 Listens and communicates effectively. Chairs meetings. Prepares documents and reports
   8.3.7 Promotes company, industry and profession
   8.3.8 Ability to communicate Earth Science issues with the wider society
8.4 Creative thinking, problem solving and research
   8.4.1 Identifies, scopes and solves problems
   8.4.2 Uses conceptual, critical, strategic and systems thinking skills
   8.4.3 Researches new products, techlogies and processes
8.5 Sustainability
   8.5.1 Engages with stakeholders. Recognises corporate social responsibility
   8.5.2 Know and apply principles of sustainable development
8.6 Self-management
   8.6.1 Accepts responsibility
   8.6.2 Develops and maintains networks
   8.6.3 Initiative and entrepreneurship spirit
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
   8.7.3 Identify objectives and individual and collective responsibilities and act correctly in such roles
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity
   8.7.5 Coaching and leading teams