MINE4503 Surface Mining
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers methods of surface mining and their development; how to understand some basic mine planning concepts including cut-off grades, pit optimisation and scheduling; how to understand methods of blasting and how blasts are designed; and how to efficiently express technical information verbally and orally. Mine design software is used during tutorials and assignments.
- Students are able to (1) communicate effectively in written format; (2) communicate effectively verbally; (3) demonstrate critical thinking and information literacy; (4) demonstrate technical competence and skills relevant to the design of open pit mining operations; and (5) explain methods of blasting and the fundamentals of blast design.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group project; (2) assignment; 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 Ali Karrech
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Mining Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: none
- Advisable prior study:
- for MPE (Mining Engineering specialisation): ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies
- MINE4161 Mine Design, MINE5503 Surface Mining
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.