Mining Project Development - MINE2010

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mining Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequsite: MINE1010

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course covers the interaction between the core processes of the mining system. Exploration. Planning and the development of mines, infrastructure requirements; environmental assessment. Ore body parameters for surface and underground mines; stratified and non-stratified deposits; mine layout for surface and underground operations; underground access; introduction of techniques of rock breakage and support for coal and metal mines; processing of minerals; disposal of overburden and rejects rehabilitation.

The course also includes an introduction to the principles of project management.

On completion of the course the student should have an understanding of the different processes involved in a mining project providing the context for the various specialist courses offered in subsequent years of the mining engineering program.

Note: Visits to mines and related undertakings are a requirement of this course.

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