A successful year for the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Pretoria

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Department of Mining Engineering, University of Pretoria (UP) recently released their 2019/2020 Annual Review.

The publication reflects on the advancement and performance achieved by the Department during the 2019/2020 reporting year. It also features the recent accomplishment for the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) being ranked as the top School of Engineering in South Africa and Africa, according to the Best Global Universities for Engineering ranking of US News.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented the department with an opportunity to find innovative ways to maximise on training offerings and advisory services as relief to the state of disruption.

The publication gives a detailed look into research projects conducted and short courses provided by Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP), which proved to have made a major contribution to the Department’s overall achievements. The year saw the launch of the Course for Managers in Risk Management (c-MiRM), the short course in Leadership Capacity-building, Programme in Technical and Operational Surface Mining Excellence and the short course in Mine Closure and Land Rehabilitation, which all showed market relevance in the mining industry at large.  A number of research projects were completed and in the process of completion during the period in review. Some of the research projects included:

  • The application of smart technology in the modernisation process, specifically related to biometrics
  • A baseline case study for the Bonjala and Cross-Provincial Mining Belt Region

Enterprises UP would like to congratulate the Department of Mining Engineering for their hard work and hard-earned success during the reporting period.

To read more in this publication, click https://bit.ly/3iSuLnG