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Process Control and Analytics – Basics

Delivered by Sustainable Minerals Institute


Gain a basic understanding of process control, focusing on applied knowledge for mineral processing engineers. 

Co-designed by academic and industry leaders, the course has four modules that can be tailored to the requirements and knowledge of the participants. It offers a practical approach, with real-life case studies and examples of best practices relevant to mineral processing plants.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
in-person, classroom
No dates currently available
Sir James Foots Building (#47A), St Lucia
Time commitment
12 hours

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Who should attend

  • Junior and senior metallurgists
  • Honours or HDR students.

Entry requirements

Engineering degree and experience in metallurgical processes such as comminution, flotation and dewatering.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals and basic components of control systems.
  • Explore the tuning of PID controllers and methods commonly applied for tuning different control loops.
  • Gain practical experience using Loop Pro simulation software.
  • Appreciate common control strategies for operating units in mineral processing plants, their pros and cons, and common problems in practice.

Time commitment

This is an in-person course that will require roughly 12 hours to complete.

  • 2 days of classroom teaching, 17-18 April 2023
  • With the option to join remotely.


There is no assessment for this course.

Certification and accreditation

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion to verify their skills and achievements.


Associate Professor Mohsen Yahyaei, Director, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)
Associate Professor Mohsen Yahyaei
Director, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)


Applicant Price
Individual domestic ex. GST A$2,500
Individual international (GST not payable) A$2,500
Student domestic ex. GST A$1,250
Student international (GST not payable) A$1,250

Please see the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 123.12 KB).

GST is excluded from the cost

Discounts can't be used with other discounts, offers or special promotions.

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. If you do not have access to a card, please contact our team at to discuss your options.


Sir James Foots Building (#47A)

Sustainable Minerals Institute
Level 4 Seminar Room
St Lucia, QLD, 4067


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