Mine Research Project - Planning - MINE4440

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: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequsite: MINE3430

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is intended to develop the capability and requisite skills of an engineer to build a foundation of knowledge related to a particular problem. This foundation provides a basis on which to design a solution that is robust and safe, cost effective and appropriate to the end-user.

It is essential that this foundation reflects not only established thinking and practices but equally important, it should account for divergent and newly developing views as well as any limitations or weaknesses that underpin current understanding. The quality of the engineering solution is therefore a function of the quality and timing to complete this investigation; an investigation that forms part of a process known as research.

On completion of the courses, a student should be capable of preparing:
  • a briefing paper that accounts for the current understanding of issues pertinent to a defined topic;
  • a report encompassing a critique of the current state of knowledge as well as information on other related issues; and
  • a project management plan that outlines the objectives of a proposed research project; the tasks, activities and resources necessary to achieve that objective; a schedule of activities and milestones; a risk assessment; and, contingency plans.


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