MINING 7071 - Mining Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
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: 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 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
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)
1,2,3,4 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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- 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.
Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Quiz 1 25 Individual Summative Week 6 1. 2. 3. 4. Individual Project Report 30 Individual Summative Weeks 9 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 Individual Presentation & Interview 20 Individual Summative Weeks 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Quiz 2 25 Individual Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. 4. Total 100
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 1. a. ii 1. a. iii
Assessment DetailAssessment components are as below:
1. Report: You are required to work on a project individually. The new list of projects is uploaded to MyUni. You
are required to prepare a report and submit in week 9.
2. Presentation and Interview: You will deliver an online presentation on your project. The presentation time is strictly 10 min. After the presentation, a short interview will be conducted for 10 min to examine your knowledge of mining systems topics. For the interview, you will be required to study lecture material.
3. Two face-to-face or online quizzes will be conducted in weeks 6 & 12.
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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.
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