MJRU-MESUR v.1 Mine and Engineering Surveying Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Mine and Engineering Surveying are specialist areas of modern day surveying. Mine surveyors are responsible for the measurement, representation and management of data associate with a mining operation. The core responsibilities of the mine surveyor include the marking out, measurement and maintenance of direction for all surface and underground working s on a mine site. In addition, the mine surveyor is also legally responsible, under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994, for the preparation and updating of all mine surveying plans for open pit and underground workings. The engineering surveyor plays a key role in the construction industry to ensure that the location, in three dimensions, of all civil engineering works are placed in their correct positions and orientation. Engineering surveying generally precedes all types of construction associated with roads and bridges, tunnels, buildings, industrial plants and hydraulic engineering.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Mine and Engineering Surveying Major requires Mathematics Applications ATAR; Mathematics Methods ATAR is desirable.
Specific Major Completion Details
All Mine and Engineering Surveying degree students should seek employment in mine-related fields during the summer vacations. Three months' approved practical experience is required before a Bachelor of Science (Mine and Engineering Surveying) degree will be awarded. In addition, students must hold a current certificate indicating completion of an approved course in Senior First Aid before graduating.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply surveying concepts and methods to surveying applications
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse surveying problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise spatial and related information from multiple sources
4. communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of surveying
5. use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to surveying
6. show appropriate independence and responsibility in identifying, and engaging in, opportunities for ongoing professional learning related to Mine and Engineering Surveying
7. describe and apply Australian and international best practice standards in surveying methods and technologies
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently
Duration and Availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SPAT1001||v.1||Plane and Construction Surveying||5.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1 **||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1013||v.1 *||Introductory Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
|MINE1002||v.1||Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy||12.5|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SPAT2002||v.1||Coordinate and Mapping Systems||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|MINE3002||v.1||Advanced Mine Surveying||5.0||25.0|
|SURV3000||v.1||Satellite Positioning for Mining||5.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|MINE3007||v.1||Underground Mining Systems||4.0||25.0|
|MINE3000||v.1||Mine Survey Project||5.0||25.0|
* for students with ATAR Maths Applications
** for students with ATAR Maths Methods
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