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Unit Overview

Description
This unit is an introduction to the technologies used to extract minerals from the ground. Topics include the fundamentals of typical operational processes and design considerations for open pit and underground mining. A field trip may be made to an operational mine near Perth
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Mining Engineering major sequence
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) reference appropriate and reliable sources of information on mining engineering; (2) produce high quality written reports; (3) apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals; (4) describe the fundamental technologies employed in the common methods of surface and underground mining; (5) determine appropriate equipment in size and quantity to apply to an excavation scenario; and (6) explain the multidisciplinary nature of mining engineering, and the various roles of engineers within these operations..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly quizzes; (2) assignment; and (3) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Adam Schwartzkopff
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering and Enrolment in ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ENSC3011 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering
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