Mining Engineering Leadership Academy (MELA)
The Department is aware of the challenges graduates face in the transition from being students to becoming employees. We realised that our students are generally well educated in technical knowledge, but often lack self-awareness, communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings and groups. The Department hosts the Engineering Leadership Academy which aims to expose final-year students to these essentials before entering industry. Our students are bound to become future leaders and they should be groomed to be the best they can be before leaving university. The philosophy of the programme is to expose students to experiential situations which will teach them intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Psychometric assessments and real-life case studies are used among other techniques to hone well-rounded leadership habits.