MINE5502 Underground Mining 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers detailed stoping methods, mine planning, equipment selections, organisational structure, cost estimates, mine fill, mine safety, production scheduling, production management, roles and responsibilities, environmental considerations, mine closure and use of appropriate planning tools, and ventilation (fumes, dust, heat sources, fan types and cooling systems). Mine design software may be used during tutorials and assignments.
Outcomes
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) communicate effectively verbally; (4) practise enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline; (5) discuss the key considerations associated with the development of an underground mine; (6) identify the major problems associated with underground mining and use systematic methods to resolve these issues; and (7) demonstrate skills in planning, equipment selection, productivities, costs and production scheduling.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignment; (2) 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)
Associate Professor Hakan Basarir
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation)
and
(MINE3161 Surface Mining
or
MINE4503 Surface Mining
or
MINE5503 Surface Mining)
and
(MINE3162 Underground Mining 1
or
MINE4401 Underground Mining 1);

for pre-2012 courses: (MINE3161 Surface Mining
or
MINE4503 Surface Mining
or
MINE5503 Surface Mining)
and
(MINE3162 Underground Mining 1
or
MINE4401 Underground Mining 1)

Incompatibility:
MINE4162 Underground Mining 2
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