Mineral Processing Technology I 7.5 credits

Mineralteknik I
First cycle, Q0024B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 20 Nov 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c (specifik entry A8). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics D (specifik entry 8)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

The course aims that students shall acquire basic knowledge of mechanical process technology, including unit operations and experimental methods. The student after completing the course, should be able to:

• carry out particle distribution measurement and present the results
• calculate material flow
• identify different methods of comminution and fragmentation as well as performing calculations based on known theoretical models
• describe different methods for sizing of the particles as constituents of masses
• describe methods for sorting of materials with respect to the physical and chemical properties
• describe methods for media separation

• experimental methods for the analysis of particle size and specific surface
• calculations of mass and substance distributions from fraction analysis
• sampling of particle-based materials
• crushing, sieving,
• milling and classification
• wet and dry separation methods such as gravity, flotation as well as magnetic and electrical separation

Lectures, calculation assignments and laboratory assignments.

Written exam 5 credits
Written assignments 2.5 credits

Bertil Pålsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Wills B.A. & Finch J.A. (2016). Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology. 8 ed. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-097053-0.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA12
0002Assignment reportsU G#2.50MandatoryA12