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.