BEng in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering deals with all aspects of metal and non-metal processing and manufacturing. It combines Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, and Materials Science. Mineral Processing Engineering deals with the extraction, separation, and concentration of minerals from raw ores. Extractive Metallurgy focuses on refining processes, such as pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy, through which concentrates are refined into a pure metal form. Materials Science emphasizes the study of physical and chemical properties associated with metals, ceramics, glasses, plastics, and slag. The science of materials is a branch that examines the properties of materials, their structures at the atomic Year and their behaviour, and also explores new types of materials, thus making it possible for these newly-discovered materials to be used in various industrial areas.
Malawi is endowed with a number of natural resources such as land, water, fish, forests and minerals which provide the basis for the socio-economic development of the country. Traditionally, the Malawi economy has relied heavily on agricultural resources. However in recent years there has been increased activity in the historically undeveloped minerals sector. Through this programme, the University intends to contribute to the solid training of professionals with fundamental knowledge and technical know-how to sustainably add value to minerals and other natural resources.
Graduates in this field can work virtually in any manufacturing company that deals with metals and other materials as raw products. These include the mining, iron and steel industries. With countries trying hard to add value to their natural resources, especially minerals, there is high demand for experts in this field.
-Language and Communication Studies
-Engineering Drawing I
-Engineering Drawing II
-Algebra and Trigonometry
-Technical and Business Communication
-Fluid Mechanics I
-Geology and Minerals
-Introduction to Metallurgy
-Probability and Statistics
-Measurements & Instrumentation
-Mineral Processing I
-Mineral Processing II
Work Integrated Learning
-Iron and Steel Making
-Polymeric Materials I
-Metal Forming Processes
-Polymeric Materials II
Entry in Year 1:
MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE, GCE at least six credits including; Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Physical Science), Mathematics and English. In addition the candidate should have a grade of no more than 4 in each of the following subjects: Physical Science (or Physics and Chemistry), Biology and Mathematics for MSCE or B for IGSCE in all the above subjects
Entry in Year 2:
A-level with at least C grade in the following subject Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, with Biology at ‘O’ level. But must take and pass Drawing 1 and Drawing 2.
Any other related qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning may be assessed by the Admissions Office.