UJ Department of Mining and Mine Surveying

UJ Department of Mining and Mine Surveying

Programme: Mining Engineering

The University of Johannesburg provides formal tuition towards a formal degree in Mining Engineering technology programmes. The programmes are carefully designed, uniquely career-focused and aligned with the mining industry and mining organizations across South Africa.

My management is focused on the extraction of minerals from an orebody safely and economically while meeting mine financial targets. In addition to specialist mining knowledge and engineering expertise, a mining engineer requires good interpersonal skills and strong business acumen.

Career Opportunities
Mining Engineering is a combination of several areas of expertise. It involves organizing, operating and monitoring mining processes in conjunction with environmental protection and health and safety requirements for underground working conditions. Through technological advancements, the industry has improved production levels and safety whilst simultaneously managing environmental impact. Strategic industry relations provides a platform for graduate

Programme: Mine Surveying
Mine Surveyors provide information to all mining disciplines and surveying, therefore, forms a central function on a mine. The University of Johannesburg is the only institution in South Africa that offers a full-time contact programme in Surveying, equipping graduates with the necessary competence required for mining operations. In addition, strong links are maintained with the Department of Minerals and Energy Affairs, the mining industry and the Institute of Mine Surveyors.

Tasks involve the accurate measurement of areas and volumes mined and the precise representation of surface and undergrounds mining on mining plans. Mine Surveyors advise mining engineers about geological areas that can be profitably mined.

Career Opp​opportunities
Mine Surveyors are employed within the field of mining science and technology, with a key focus on measurements, calculations and mapping for all stages of the mining process.

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Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Mining Engineering and Mine Surveying:

​ ​Mining Engineering ​ ​Mine Surveying
  • Explosive Ordnance Engineer
  • General Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Mine Manager
  • Miner
  • Mineral Resources Manager
  • Mining Engineer – Academic/Research
  • Mining Engineer – Coal
  • Mining Engineer – Consulting
  • Mining Engineer – Open Pit
  • Mining Engineer – Underground
  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
  • Mining Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Technician
  • Practitioner
  • Production / Operations Manager (Mining)
  • Production / Operations Supervisor (Mining)
  • Project Manager
  • Quarry Manager
  • Rock Engineering Manager
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHE&Q)
  • Sales Representative / Salesman (Industrial Products)
  • Superintendent
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Underground Manager
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Auctioneer
  • Cartographer
  • Development Surveyor
  • Domestic Energy Assessor
  • Estate Agent
  • Estate Manager
  • Estimator
  • Homelessness Prevention Officer
  • Housing Assistant
  • Housing Officer
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • Land Surveyor
  • Mining Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Rural Surveyor
  • Sales Negotiator
  • Survey Analyst
  • Surveyor
  • Technical Surveyor
  • Town Planner
  • Town Planning Support Staff
  • Transport Modeller
  • Valuer

Head of Department: Professor Hennie Grobler ​