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1997-98 UAF Catalog

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Mineral Preparation Engineering

School of Mineral Engineering
Department of Mining and Geological Engineering

Degree: M.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30-36 credits beyond bachelor's degree.

The mineral preparation engineering program offers the opportunity to specialize in the processes utilized in concentrating target minerals and in removing undesirable material from mined ore. Interdisciplinary combinations of chemistry, physics, the geological sciences, and engineering are integrated to allow the characterization, separation, agglomeration, extraction, and handling of mineral particles. Since large quantities of solid waste and process water are often produced as a result of mineral extraction, pollution control technology, also, is an important aspect of mineral preparation.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Mineral Preparation Engineering -- M.S. Degree

Degree Requirements
1. Complete UAF degree requirements.
2. Complete the following degree and program requirements, as approved by the graduate advisory committee. At least 24 credits must be at the 600 level.
Thesis Option (30 credits)
MPR 601 -- Froth Flotation (3 credits)
MIN 415 -- Coal Preparation (3 credits)
MPR 606 -- Plant Design (3 credits)
MPR 688 -- Seminar (1 credit)
Technical Electives (14 credits) (14 credits)
MPR 699 -- Thesis (6 credits)
Non-thesis Option (36 credits)
MPR 601 -- Froth Flotation (3 credits)
MIN 415 -- Coal Preparation (3 credits)
MPR 606 -- Plant Design (3 credits)
MPR 688 -- Seminar (1 credit)
Technical Electives (20-23 credits) 20-23
MPR 698 -- Research/Project 3-6
3. Total credits required 30-36

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