In 1989 a committee was formed comprising professor Bront and head department of the Faculty of Engineering in addition to representatives from the department of geology, Uof K, the Public Authority for Geological Research and he Sudanese Mining Corporation. Following a series of meetings, deliberating on curricula used by some university in the USSR, USA and UK, the committee came up with proposal for the establishment of the Department of Mining Engineering. Certain aspects were considered in the development of the Curricula including :

1.     The basic needs of the Sudanese environment.

2.     The lack of medium level cadres means that Field training during recesses was a necessity.( Islamic studies, Arabic and English ).

Laboratories and Teaching Rooms:

In the first two years the department needs labs of other department in the Faculty of Engineering .Students were trained to using them. In The last three years, however, the department needs the following labs:

1.     Drilling Equipment lab: this lab has been established with the public Authority for geological Reserch.

2.     Raw Materials preparation lab: The

3.     Rock Mechanics Lab. The department has procured some equipment from Britain for this purpose. Some expensive, however, are being conducted at the lab of the of  public Authority for Gemological Research.

4.     Mine ventilation and safety lab. Some equipment was procured from chine students share with their other Faculty of Engineering colleagues all the available rooms.

     Teaching Staff:

Ahead department has been appointed along with a retired professor. With  a retired professor. Within the context of cultural cooperation between Sudan and Iraq an associate professor from the University of Baghad has been contracted The department has appointed a teaching assistant.


Students were trained in the mines of Iriab gold Mining Company and the Advanced Mining Company. Both companies agreed to provide annual training for the department students, Contacts to provide training opportunities to the departmentís students. There was commitment on their sidde to contribute in this matter.