MINING 4107 - Surface Mining Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

This is an advanced course building on the learning acquired in the Mining Systems course. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in the selection and evaluation of surface coal and metaliferous mining systems using a project-based learning approach. This course assumes that students have a good understanding of mining terms and descriptions, have been exposed to surface mining methods and are familiar with mining development, operations and production. Each project is undertaken by a group of 3-5 students.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MINING 4107
    Course Surface Mining Systems
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    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
    Course Description This is an advanced course building on the learning acquired in the Mining Systems course. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in the selection and evaluation of surface coal and metaliferous mining systems using a project-based learning approach. This course assumes that students have a good understanding of mining terms and descriptions, have been exposed to surface mining methods and are familiar with mining development, operations and production. Each project is undertaken by a group of 3-5 students.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Emmanuel Chanda

    Course Coordinator:  A/Prof Emmanuel Chanda 
    Phone: 08 8313 7410  
    Email: emmanuel.chanda@adelaide.edu.au  
    Campus: North Tce;    
    Building/Office: Engineering North/N154

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Provide a detailed description of the proposed surface mining method and related equipment and support infrastructure (including illustrations, sketches, plans, etc.);
    2 Design and evaluate materials handling and transport options;
    3 Conduct productivity analysis for the selected mining system;
    4 Identify and evaluate core risks in each mining method
    5 Appraise mining systems with respect to safe, efficient, economic and environmentally and socially responsible operations; and

     
    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: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    University Graduate Attributes

    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)
    1-4
    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
    1-3, 5
    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
    1-5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2-5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2-5
    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
    2-5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Books:
    1. SME Mining Engineering Handbook / edited by Peter Darling, 2011. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.) ISBN
    978-0-87335-264-2.                                                                                        

    2. Kennedy, B. A., Editor, 1990. Surface Mining, 2nd edition, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Littleton, Colorado. ISBN 0–87335–102–9
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended Resources

    1. Hustrulid, W and Kuchta, M., 2006. Open Pit Mine Planning & Design, Balkema, Rotterdam.

    2. Hargraves, A and Martin, C., 1993. Australasian Coal Mining Practice Monograph 12, 2nd & 3rd Editions, The AusIMM:
    Melbourne

    3. Hartman, H.L. 2002. Introductory Mining Engineering, 2nd edition. Wiley, New York.

    4.  Woehler, R, H (ed), 1986. Bulk Handling in Open Pit Mines and Quarries, Trans Tech Publications, Berlin.

    5.  Rudenno, V. 2006. The Mining Valuation Handbook. Wrightbooks, Milton, QLD.

    6.  Noakes, M and Lanz, T, 1993. Cost Estimation Handbook for the Australian Mining Industry, Monograph No: 20/ Australasian
    Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

    7.  AusIMM Large Open pit Conference Series International Journal of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Balkema-Rotterdam
    Online Learning
    The Course is available on MyUni with all the resources required
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Coal project progress presentation 15 Individual Summative Week 4 1. 2.
    Metal project final report 35 Group Formative Week 6 20 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Metal project Progress presentation 15 Individual Summative Week 10 1. 2.
    Metal project final report 35 Group Formative Week 12 20 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i   
     
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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