University of The Free State Mineral Resource Management

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University of The Free State Mineral Resource Management

University of The Free State Mineral Resource Management, The Master’s programme in Mineral Resource Management was initiated in 2002 and until 2016, 87 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
The minimum duration of study for the programme is two years. This is a taught master’s programme and students will be expected to successfully complete both taught modules and an 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

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