MINING 3069 - Rock Breakage
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MINING 3069 Course Rock Breakage Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Assumed Knowledge MINING 3071 & MINING 3072 Course Description Introduction to rock fragmentation theory and blasting theory; drilling equipment and drilling system selection; types of explosives and their selection; detonating devices and their applications; pattern design for drilling and blasting.
Course Coordinator: Dr Abbas Taheri
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Explain the contribution of rock breakage to the mining process 2 Describe the various methods of rock breakage 3 Select appropriate methods of drilling and rock breakage for given in-situ rock conditions 4 Investigate performance of mining machines used for rock breakage 5 Design drilling and blasting operations to achieve particular outcomes 6 Optimise design of cutting machines and cutter heads 7 Apply fundamental principles to manage and control blast damage and environmental impacts 8 Evaluate mine productivity and economics in respect to cutting machines and drilling and blasting operation 9 Identify relevant requirements for the security, storage and handling of explosives
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-9 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5, 7, 8 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5, 7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
5, 7, 8
Required ResourcesLecture material and related spreadsheets will be made available to students in printed
form, on DVD and via email.
Recommended ResourcesAdditional material on the DVD ROM.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be based on lectures, supported by take-home assignments and a
group drilling and blasting project.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lectures & tutorials: 42 hours
Machine Mining Quiz: 2 hours
Drilling and blasting project: 40 hours
Revision for quizzes and examination: 42 hours
Examination: 2 hours
Total: 128 hours
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Formative Quiz 0 Individual Formative Weeks 3-6 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. Summative Quiz 25 Individual Summative Week 6 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. Presentation 15 Group Summative Week 8 3. 4. 6. 8. Project 25 Group Summative Week 12 3. 5. 7. 8. 9. Final Exam 35 Individual Summative Exam period 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9. Total 100
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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