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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
On campus only.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
Total Time Commitment:
144 hours (including non-contact time).
2 X 1 hour lectures weekly.
|Prerequisites:||400-684 (ENGR0010) Mineral economics (can be taken concurrently).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Students undertaking this subject will be expected to be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel or alternative spreadsheet software.|
CoordinatorProf Moshe Zukerman
ContactDr Priyan Mendis
The primary objectives of the subject are to familiarise students with the way in which near-surface ore bodies are mined, how the required equipment is specified and selected, and how the productivity and costs can be estimated and optimised.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, the students should have developed the skills and knowledge to understand the fundamentals of surface mine planning, mining method selection, optimisation, scheduling and reporting.|
|Assessment:||• Formally supervised written examination – 2 x 2 hours 20% each (end of semester). |
• Specific Project (4,000 words limit) 40% (to commence at the middle of semester).
• Two assignments (1,000 words each) 20% (to be commenced in weeks 2 and 4).
|Prescribed Texts:||Bruce A. Kennedy – Surface Mining. |
William Hustrulid – Blasting Principles for Open Pit Mining.
W. Hustrulid & M. Kuchta – Open Pit Mine Planning & Design.
W. Hustrulid,, M. McCarter & D. Van Zyl – Slope Stability in Surface Mining.
|Recommended Texts:||To be advised.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, the students should have developed: |
• analytical, critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
• sense of intellectual curiosity.
• ability to interpret data and research results.
• sense of intellectual integrity and ethics of scholarship.
• writing, problem-solving and communication skills.
• ability to learn in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
• capacity to confront unfamiliar problems.
• ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature.
• ability to develop models of practical applications and evaluate their performance by rigorous analytical means and by programming computer simulations.
• capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work.
|Notes:||Students will need access to a calculator or preferably a PC/laptop with spreadsheet software to conduct evaluation analyses.|
Master of Mining Engineering |
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