MJRU-MNGSC v.1 Mining 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.
The discipline of Mining Major deals with the application of scientific methods initially to establish the economic viability of mineral deposits, and subsequently plan and develop surface and underground mining operations for safe and economic exploitation of the mineral resources. Mining specialists work with mining engineers in developing and implementing mine plans, as well as conducting safe and efficient mine production operations. Students with sufficient background in mathematics and other sciences, along with strong communication skills pursue a successful career as mining specialists.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Mining Major requires essential ATAR courses and Mathematics Applications ATAR and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
3. access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design information from multiple sources
4. communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
5. apply information technologies and mining software tools to conduct mine feasibility studies
6. demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
7. describe mining in the global environment and apply best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community; work in teams
Duration and Availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MATH1013||v.1 *||Introductory Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|PHYS1006||v.1 **||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|MINE1002||v.1||Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy||12.5|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MINE2000||v.1||Electrical Systems in Resources Engineering||5.0||25.0|
|MINE1001||v.1||Applied Mechanics in Resources Engineering||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MINE2001||v.1||Mining and Metallurgy||3.0||25.0|
|MATH2006||v.1||Mathematics and Statistics||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MINE2002||v.1||Mechanics of Solids||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL2002||v.1||Resource and Structural Geology||4.0||25.0|
|PRRE2002||v.1||Metallurgical Processes and Materials Handling||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2011||v.1||Mine Surveying and Geographic Information Systems||4.5||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|MINE3009||v.1||Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|MINE4005||v.1||Surface Mining Systems||2.0||25.0|
|MINE3007||v.1||Underground Mining Systems||4.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|ASIA1006||v.1||Communicating with Asia for Engineers||3.0||12.5|
|ASTR1001||v.1||Introduction to Astronomy||2.0||12.5|
|PHYS1002||v.1||Materials and Technology||4.0||12.5|
|ELEN1001||v.1||Introduction to Renewable Energy||3.0||12.5|
|ENGR1000||v.1||Evolution, Development, Successes and Failures of Engineering||3.0||12.5|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
* For students with ATAR Math Applications
** Students who have not completed ATAR Physics must take this unit
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