MINE4401 Underground Mining 1
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers mining methods and equipment; the mining cycle; mining method selection; ground control; drilling and blasting; mining in high stress and seismically active conditions; shafts and declines; materials handling; and ventilation (primary and secondary ventilation circuits). The unit includes a field trip to some underground mines. This trip is likely to last a few days, during the semester study break. Accommodation and food costs are borne by the students, and students must sign a student code of conduct before attending, and observe health and safety instructions.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy (locate and evaluate sources of information); (2) communicate effectively in writing according to the conventions of the discipline; (3) practise enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline; (4) demonstrate technical competence and skills relevant to the design and operation of underground mines; (5) describe the key considerations associated with the development of an underground mine; and (6) identify the major problems associated with underground mining and use systematic methods to resolve these issues.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignment 1; (2) assignment 2; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Hakan Basarir
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2121 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics, CIVL2122 Geomechanics
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies
- MINE3162 Underground Mining 1
- Unit Outline
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