2012 Postgraduate Certificate Course in Light Metals Reduction Technology - Application on enrolment is on now
The Light Metals Research Centre (LMRC) at The University of Auckland, New Zealand will hold the Postgraduate Certificate Course in Light Metals Reduction Technology between 16 April - 4 May, 2012, in Essen and Hamburg Germany. The Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology aims to teach advanced concepts in chemical and materials engineering specific to light metals reduction technology, especially aluminium. The course content draws on recent advances in technology and leading edge research and uses experts from academia and industry as lecturers and tutors.
The Postgraduate Certificate covers the complete process of aluminium production from raw materials to final products, with a strong practical and plant-based focus. The fundamental theories consist of cell electrochemistry, heat transfer, cell design and life, smelter control and plant measurements, materials performance, work safety, world-best practices and production management of all processes and plant areas. The course features a mix of lectures, assignments, projects, tests and field trips which have all been designed to promote a better understanding of smelting fundamentals and practices.
The Postgraduate Certificate is a University of Auckland accredited course and therefore participants will receive a recognized University qualification upon successful completion. Typically, the Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at experienced technical and operations staff who hold a relevant Bachelors degree in Engineering or Science and are seeking to raise their understanding of the smelting process to a higher level. For those that do not hold a relevant Bachelors degree in Engineering or Science, LMRC also offers an Industry Training Certificate which is held in conjunction with Postgraduate Certificate Course.
The course is designed to allow students from all around the world to participate and maximize learning while only requiring 3 weeks away from home. The Postgraduate Certificate is run in three sections, with the first and last sections being extramural and the second being a 3-week, on-site taught unit.
- Section 1 – Review & Fundamentals Assignments (extramural)
- Section 2 – On-site lectures, tutorials, site visits
- Section 3 – Advanced Topics, projects/assignments (extramural)
In Section 2, lectures are interspersed with tutorials, group and plant work to allow students to practice techniques and concepts covered. For Course Description and the Faculty link, please Click Here.
Please complete the Express of Interest Form (EOI) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Once we received your EOI form, we will send you the relevant link and necessary supporting documents for enrolment application.
Further Studies – Masters in LMRTech
The PGCertLMRTech is a pre-cursor to the Masters in LMRTech which is also offered by the University of Auckland. The Masters in LMRTech is a 120 point University of Auckland degree in which the 60 points gained in PGCertLMRTech can be cross-credited, leaving only 60 points to be achieved to gain the Masters in LMRTech. Students who successfully complete the PGCertLMRTech with a B+ average over the four papers described above will be eligible to enrol into the Masters in LMRTech. At this stage the next Masters in LMRTech is expected to be held late 2012.