MINING 4109 - Mining in a Global Environment

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

International perspectives of mining globally; governance issues in developing countries; financing international mining projects - roles of governments and private banks - equator principles; the role, responsibility and influence of major mining companies in developing countries; small scale mining - importance and role of large companies, blood diamonds - blood gold - Kimberley process; cross cultural management - theory and practice; environmental economics - e.g. resource rich versus resource poor countries - the resource curse?; social impact of mining on women - gender and the mining industry; principles of community engagement in international settings; the role of NGO, living and working with indigenous people; health issues and safety in developing countries; climate change and the implications for Australia and the global mining companies e.g. Hunder Valley coal producers; China and India and their influence. This course provides students with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of working for mining companies as mining engineers, and managers in an international (an/or remote Australia) setting. The focus will be on developing countries and an aim will be to draw comparisons between the Australian and international contexts. The course will draw extensively on case studies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MINING 4109
    Course Mining in a Global Environment
    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
    Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 4104
    Course Description International perspectives of mining globally; governance issues in developing countries; financing international mining projects - roles of governments and private banks - equator principles; the role, responsibility and influence of major mining companies in developing countries; small scale mining - importance and role of large companies, blood diamonds - blood gold - Kimberley process; cross cultural management - theory and practice; environmental economics - e.g. resource rich versus resource poor countries - the resource curse?; social impact of mining on women - gender and the mining industry; principles of community engagement in international settings; the role of NGO, living and working with indigenous people; health issues and safety in developing countries; climate change and the implications for Australia and the global mining companies e.g. Hunder Valley coal producers; China and India and their influence.

    This course provides students with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of working for mining companies as mining engineers, and managers in an international (an/or remote Australia) setting. The focus will be on developing countries and an aim will be to draw comparisons between the Australian and international contexts. The course will draw extensively on case studies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Noune Melkoumian

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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

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