Learning Outcomes

Students will obtain the following specific competences:

  • Understand the different separation processes and fundaments for an effective separation of metallic and industrial mineral and apply this knowledge in practical separation trials for selected ores.
  • Analyse the layout and process design for metallic and non-metallic mineral processing operations, including the key differences between the two and the reasons for these differences.
  • Ability to integrate methods of mineral separation and multidisciplinary requirements into a coherent solution to separate valuable minerals from less valuable gangue material evaluating surface mineral properties, and applying chemical, physical, mathematical and geometallurgical based approaches.
  • Perform simulations of mineral processing circuits and apply the model for production, trouble shooting, plant design and optimisation.
  • Capability to evaluate, produce and apply technical knowledge and scientific information to develop new processes aiming to energy and water saving and apply the BAT for optimisation of mineral processes.
  • Apply beneficiation processes for recycling, reuse and reduce the production of waste material in general and particularly materials related to WEEE and NORM residues.
  • Perform risk analysis and protection measures (personal, in the work, in operation, for the environment).

Students will obtain generic competencies, such as:

  • Understand the purpose of mineral processing and their importance to the world economy and sustainable use of raw materials (critical thinking).
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and solve technical and operational problems (problem solving skills).
  • Multicultural integration.
  • Communication and entrepreneurial skills and others proposed in the T-shape education program.