WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$727 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Master of Mineral Sciences in Rock Mechanics
Start Date:January 2021
Academic Unit:School of Mines
Campus:Great East Road Campus
Course Type:Master by Research
Application Deadline: January 2021
Programme Overview

The School of Mines started postgraduate programmes leading to the degree of Master of Mineral Sciences (MMinSc) in all three disciplines in 1983. This was followed by the introduction of multi-disciplinary Master of Mineral Sciences degree in Small Scale Mining in 1999. In principle, MMinSc studies at the School of Mines can be either by course work, followed by research, or by research only.

School of Mines to be a leader in the provision of higher education in mines and mineral sciences in the region and beyond, celebrated for its comprehensive and rigorous teaching, learning, research and scholarly programmes that are responsive to the needs of individuals, industry and society.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess
– A Bachelors of Mineral Science degree with a merit or better from the University of Zambia or its equivalent from any recognized University;
– Alternative Criteria: In special circumstances, candidates in possession of bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years relevant work experience may be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for Zambian Students: $8
Application Fees for International Students: $59

Postgraduate Application Process
– Application forms can be obtained from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies or downloaded from the links provided by the school.
– Completed application forms should be accompanied by a payment of a non-refundable application fee of K150.00 for Zambians and US$60.00 for non-Zambians.
– Postal and Money Orders are no longer accepted. Money should be deposited into DRGS Account number 0100110272200 Standard Chartered Main Branch Lusaka. Send original deposit slip to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme are:
– Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer.
– Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer – Denver.
– Intern – Geotechnical Engineer.
– Mechanical Engineer.
– Intern – Geotechnical Engineer.
– Geomechanical Engineer II.

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Tuition Fees for Zambian Students: $727
Tuition Fees for International Students: $8,525

Tuition fee per year for Zambian Students= 14,500 ZMK
Tuition fee per year for International Students= 170,118 ZMK

Relevant Contact

Responsible for Admissions Enquiries
Dr. Bunda Besa
Dean, School of Mines