This course will benefit you if you are a current professional working in the minerals industry and require specialist knowledge in extractive metallurgy, or if you are looking to prepare for a higher degree in extractive metallurgy (i.e. Masters or PhD).
You'll gain an insight into the extraction and refinement processes involved in comminution, pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy and learn the fundamental economic and financial considerations that impact the mineral resource sector.
You'll understand the unit operations involved in mineral processing and metallurgical process plants, the relevant properties of feed and product minerals and conduct practical work to develop skills in the techniques of mineral identification and analysis, information access and communication. You'll also conduct hands-on learning through working in laboratories with industry relevant mineral processing equipment.