MINING 7071 - Mining Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code MINING 7071 Course Mining Systems Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Course Description This course presents a systems approach to the principles, design and application of the major surface and underground mining methods together with the associated equipment, services and infrastructure.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Murat KarakusDr. Murat Karakus
Engineering North, Room N151
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Tel: (08) 8313 6471
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIt is intended that students will be able to:
1. Identify, assess and select mining methods appropriate to specific types of deposits;
2. Appraise mining methods with respect to productivity, safety, efficiency, risks, and sustainability;
3. Describe and illustrate major mining methods and their related equipment, supporting infrastructure, key performance drivers, and constraints;
4. Be conversant with the key principles of a systems approach to mining, and be able to describe a mining operation in terms
of an array of interrelated processes and systems;
5. Demonstrate awareness of the major technological trends in mining methods and equipment.
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)
1,2,3,4 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
2,3,4 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
1,2,3,4,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,4,5 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
4,5 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
Recommended Resources§ Darling, P (ed.) 2011, SME Mining Engineers Handbook – 3rd Edition, SME, Littleton.
§ Hartman H.L. and Mutmansky J.M., 2002, Introductory Mining Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersy.
§ Gertsch, RE & Bullock, RL (eds.) 1998, Techniques in Underground Mining: Selections from Underground Mining Methods Handbook, SME, Littleton.
§ Hustrulid, WA, Kuchta, M & Martin, RK (eds.) 2014, Open Pit Mine Planning and Design – 3rd Edition, CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden.
§ Kennedy, BA (ed.), 1990, Surface Mining – 2nd Edition, SME, Littleton.
Online LearningSelected readings as well as other supporting materials can be accessed on-line on MyUni, the Learning & Teaching Management System.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes1) Lectures: This course combines active learning activities with traditional lecture-based teaching.
2) Tutorials: The lectures will be supported by weekly in-class tutorials to provide students with the opportunity to solve questions related to various topics.
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Learning Activities Summary
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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Method of Assessment
Surface mining systems
Underground mining systems
On the same day
of each session
10 Tutorials for the complete portfolio
End of Semester
End of the semester exam covering the whole course
Assessment DetailLate Submissions
Late submissions will in most cases receive a zero mark. A late submission will only be allowed when a deferred deadline has been approved by the course coordinator prior to due date because of medical or extenuating circumstances. This will require documented evidence (e.g. medical certificate, etc.).
Students will need to submit their worked tutorials at the end of each session. Each submission will be added to their individual portfolio. Marking of the tutorials will be based on the completeness of the portfolio. The first 15 minutes of each tutorial will be used to discuss the previous tutorial’s solutions. Solutions of each tutorial will be given to students a week later and not on the same day. The portfolio will be worth 20% of the total course mark.
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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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