MINE5502 Underground Mining 2
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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 practical classes and assignments.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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)
- 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);
- MINE4162 Underground Mining 2
- 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.