Challenging the way things are done in the mining industry, lives on today in our Metallurgy department, which offers full-time and block release
Metallurgical Assaying program at both NC and HND level. We gives students a global perspective on Metallurgical Assaying with emphasis on physical,
both organic and inorganic chemistry, pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy among many subjects. As you go through the three year program you will attain the top skills from
our world class experts to turn you into a great Metallurgical Assayer.

NC-Metallurgical Assaying

Metallurgical assaying is a compositional analysis of an ore, metal, or alloy. Some assay methods are suitable for raw materials; others are more appropriate for finished goods.
Studying for a Metallurgical Assaying Certificate at Zimbabwe School of Mines requires a good head for sciences except biology. The course involves an investigation of the chemical and physical properties of ores, metallic and non-metallic minerals, alloys from the mining process and allied industries.
At Zimbabwe School of Mines, metallurgical assaying's practical applications in engineering and industry are emphasised through field trips to the mines and attachment. The subjects you may touch on include Chemistry, Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy, Laboratory Management and Occupational Health and Safety, and Fire Assaying among many others.


Course duration : 2 Yrs
Target Group : Mining and Non-Mining Personel
Level : National Certificate

What can you do with your Metallurgical Assaying Diploma?

Certificate holders in Metallurgical Assay work as Metallurgical laboratory technicians assisting metallurgy engineers and materials scientists in day-to-day lab operations involving elements. They perform routine technical tasks, including operating and maintaining equipment, as well as conducting analysis and experimental procedures.

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