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Applied Mineralogy for Chemical Engineers Sciences & the Environment Program Fall 2022 Semester - Cape Town

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Applied Mineralogy for Chemical Engineers

Applied Mineralogy for Chemical Engineers Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: University of Cape Town
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Primary Subject Area: Chemical Engineering
Instruction in: English
Course Code: GEO2006S
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 5
Prerequisites: CEM1000W


Introduction to mineralogy; the structure and composition of minerals, how minerals form, their general properties and how this can be exploited in minerals beneficiation. Minerals and element associations and their implications for mining and processing. Identification of minerals in hand specimen, and using a petrographic microscope. Overview of instrumental analytical methods used in geology and mineralogy. Application of different analytical methods to rocks, minerals and minerals beneficiation products.

Assessment: Coursework: 30%. Exam: 70%.

The University of Cape Town awards credits based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) to determine course and contact hour recommendations per course. 1 NQF credit represents roughly 10 notional hours of work which includes study time, assignments and examinations. Notional hours may very per courses depending on the course level and modality therefore, CEA recommends using NQF credits as a basis to determine U.S. equivalencies (1 NQF=.222 semester credits)

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