Master Universitario en Ingenieria de MinasMaster

27386
Torrelavega – Spain
English, Spanish
Master 





🌐 Universidad de Cantabria

COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.3 Organisational structures
   1.3.1 Understands the organisational, hierarchy and information flows for typical mining businesses and operations
1.4 Financial operations and production costs
   1.4.1 Understands business development principles applicable to the mining industry
   1.4.2 Interrogates and interprets financial statements
   1.4.4 Identifies the significant cost areas related to the operation
1.5 Managing mining operations – Monitoring and compliance
   1.5.1 Reviews planned operations
1.6 Management
   1.6.1 Manages the business, managerial capacities
   1.6.2 Manages change and risk, adapts to new situations
   1.6.3 Manages projects, organisations and teams. Leadership

Business Geomechanics and Technical Mine Area

3.1 Modelling, analysis and design
   3.1.1 Reviews engineering geology and geotechnical data (including Identifies hazards and modes of failure
   3.1.2 Designs testing programmes for geotechnical studies. Undertake geotechnical testing
   3.1.3 Conducts rock mass and soil classifications
   3.1.4 Understands rock and soil characteristics and identifies failure indications, fundamentals of rock mechanics
   3.1.5 Conducts mine geotechnical mapping
   3.1.6 Incorporates geology and geomechanic information when selecting mining methods
   3.1.7 Provides input on geotechnical issues that influence drill and blast designs
   3.1.8 Designs ground support and stope stability plans (e.g. underground, coal, hard rock)
3.4 Mine rehabilitation and closure
   3.4.1 Establishes project and evaluate plans
   3.4.2 Develops mine rehabilitation and closure plans
   3.4.3 Manages rehabilitation including monitoring and reporting processes
3.6 Drilling, blasting and rock cutting explosives
   3.6.1 Design, operation and maintenance of explosive production plants
   3.6.2 Designs drill and blast patterns (e.g. spacing, burden, charge, fragmentation)
   3.6.5 Determines the most suitable drill and blast techniques to achieve desired outcomes

Mining Equipment and Systems Area

5.1 General Mining equipment and systems
   5.1.1 Uses key factors to select suitable mining machines (e.g. operational characteristics, costs, productivity, and performance)
   5.1.2 Uses maintenance tactics to plan maintenance schedules
   5.1.3 Evaluates the performance of mining equipment and machines, including to inform scheduling. Monitors equipment delays
5.2 Electrical systems
   5.2.1 Design electrification projects in mines
5.5 Mining software
   5.5.1 Demonstrates proficiency in using at least one mining software package (e.g. VULCAN, DESWIK, XPAC)
   5.5.3 Demonstrates proficiency in using 2D CAD software

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.1 Feed systems and planning
   7.1.1 Understands mineral processing route and feed grade/quality controls
7.3 Comminution and sizing
   7.3.1 Recognises the characteristics of different comminution and sizing equipment and their limitations
7.4 Concentrator processes
   7.4.1 Understands and applies knowledge of process steps, applications and limitations
7.5 Further treatment
   7.5.2 Application of thermal, mechanical, chemical processes to optimize material properties
   7.5.4 Design, operation and maintenance of processing and treatment plants for minerals, industrial rocks, dimensional stone and waste material
7.6 Recycling and secondary mineral raw materials. Circular Economy
   7.6.5 General knowledge on the renewable sources of energy
   7.6.8 Practical knowledge on waste management

Social Performance Area

9.1 Acquiring and using social data and baseline information
   9.1.2 Manage and apply concepts as a human right and gender equality

Geology Exploration Resources and Reserves Area

2.4 Mineral deposit modelling
   2.4.1 Creates block models and estimates resources. Interrogates resource models to generate inputs for mine planning

Mining Methods Area

4.1 General mining methods
   4.1.1 General knowledge of mining methods and operations
4.3 Underground mining methods
   4.3.1 Selects a mine stoping and method system for a generic ore body
4.5 Reclamation
   4.5.1 Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the reclamation process. Designs tailings disposal facilities
   4.5.2 Management of residues and effluents: collect, store and reuse

Mining Services Area

6.1 General services and planning
   6.1.1 Measurements, site planning, management and follow-up of engineering projects
   6.1.2 Earth movement control
6.2 Dewatering and Mine drainage and storage systems
   6.2.1 Designs dewatering systems for open pit and underground mines: inflow risks and aquifer interferences
   6.2.2 Calculates water pumping capacity and pumping strategies
   6.2.4 Designs dam spillways and discharge strategies
6.3 Water treatment
   6.3.1 Calculates the water balance for a site, including tailings dams
6.4 Ventilation
   6.4.1 Understands and applies the key principles to mitigate air pollution and toxic gas concentrations in underground mining
   6.4.3 Designs efficient ventilation systems for underground mine designs
6.5 Power supply systems
   6.5.1 Assists with the design of power reticulation systems
6.6 Communications systems
   6.6.1 Designs communication systems for Automous Mining systems
6.7 Surveying
   6.7.1 Undertakes basic mine surveys
   6.7.2 Interprets survey data, plans, maps and photos
   6.7.3 Manages surveying operations

Generic, Health and Social Task Area

8.2 Workplace health and safety
   8.2.1 Develops and disseminates safe practice guidelines