MINE5501 Mining Management
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit deals with the theory of exhaustible resources; project appraisal; government policies; royalties; export controls; and economics impact analyses. It also covers the Mining Act and Mines Safety and Inspection Act; duties of care; roles and responsibilities; environmental and native title issues; and occupational health and safety.
- Students are able to (1) explain the basic Pareto model of efficient resource allocation and the way that this underpins economic thinking in analysing natural resource and environmental problems.; (2) discuss market failure and externalities approaches to environmental management and the way environmental management underpins tax and standards approaches to policy.; (3) evaluate the role that markets can play in allocating environmental resources and why policies such as transferable entitlements are now favoured in many areas.; (4) assess irreversibility in resource use and its implications for making decisions about the preservation versus exploitation of resources.; (5) apply the basic economic principles underpinning the analysis of the optimal extraction of non renewable resources.; (6)
critique the role that cost benefit analysis and the valuation of environmental benefits and costs plays in policy decisions.; and (7)
evaluate the natural resource management problem and match the appropriate theory to the problem in the design of appropriate policy solutions..
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) in-class quizzes; 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)
- Professor Richard Durham
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation)
(MINE3161 Surface Mining
MINE4503 Surface Mining
MINE5503 Surface Mining)
(MINE3162 Underground Mining 1
MINE4401 Underground Mining 1);
for pre-2012 courses: MINE3162 Underground Mining 1
MINE4401 Underground Mining 1
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies
- MINE4165 Mining Management
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- 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.