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Coal Mine Strata Control - MINESS5040

Plan Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Program: 5040 - Mining Engineering
Graduate Diploma (Specialisation)

Plan Outline

The Graduate Diploma in Coal Mine Strata Control is offered as a specialist postgraduate coursework qualification for people who currently, or plan in the future to, work within the underground coal mining industry with particular responsibilities in the field of strata control. The program has been designed to cater for people with different backgrounds, including either engineering or scientific tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience. The program may be undertaken on either a part-time or full-time basis.

The overall program content provides an initial grounding in fundamental principles of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, followed by a comprehensive coverage of practical strata control applications, from the point of view of both the technologies involved, together with their implementation and management. The learning outcomes of this program will therefore provide a student with both the fundamental and practical knowledge base to be able to fulfil the role of a mine Strata Control Engineer.

The program is particularly designed for people working at mine sites, or those who have access to a mine site for practical assignments. The course is offered in a flexible delivery format, with a large component available in a distance format, plus a limited number of face-to-face workshops/sessions. Assessments will include a number of practical, site-based assignments, including group and interactive work and presentations.

The program consists of six core courses, each worth 6 UOC, to satisfy the program requirement of 36 UOC. All courses will be presented in a block or distance mode. It is envisaged that a student would normally complete the program in three sessions (18 months).

Plan Structure

The six (6) courses in the program are as follows:
MNNG5010, MNNG5020 and MMNG5030 are pre-requisites for MNNG5040 and MNNG5050. All other five courses are pre-requisites for MNNG5060. (Pre-requisite requirements may be waived, at the discretion of the Head of School).

Interested students should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Mining Engineering for further details, prior to formal enrolment.

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