MINING 7116 - Mine Design and Feasibility Study
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MINING 7116 Course Mine Design and Feasibility Study 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 Y Course Description The aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles of mine feasibility studies for metalliferous and coal mine deposits. Students will be able to develop in this course skills in optimal mine design, production scheduling, equipment selection, cost estimation and project evaluation for the preparation of a pre-feasibility study document.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Chaoshui Xu
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this curse students will be able to:
1. Conduct mine design and planning, taking into account:
Data analysis and interpretation
Mine optimisation using proper geometrical, geotechnical and economic parameters
Geomechanics and ventilation
Social and environmental impacts of mining
2. Perform mine development planning, production scheduling and equipment selection,
3. Conduct economic evaluation of mining projects,
4. Operate effectively mine design and optimisation software packages,
5. Develop team skills in project managements,
6. Advance written and oral communication skills.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
1, 5, 6
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
1, 2, 5, 6
Required ResourcesPPT slides and course readers (available on MyUni)
Recommended ResourcesMTEC readers
Online LearningLecture and Vulcan training recordings (available on MyUni)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesMixture of online and face-to-face teaching
No information currently available.
Learning Activities SummaryDetails are in the Course Profile document available on MyUni.
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Assessment SummaryAssessment Summary:
Assessment Due Weighting Project Progress Interview 1 Week 4 10% Project Progress Interview 2 Week 8 15% Final Presentation Week 12 25% Project Report Friday, Week 12 50%
Assessment DetailDetails are in the Course Profile document available on MyUni.
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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
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