Aalto University — Finland

Master’s Programme in European MiningMaster

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Helsinki – Finland
English
Master 





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COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.1 Mining in a global environment
   1.1.1 Analyses the market to predict future demand/supply trends
   1.1.2 Understands mine ecomics and the minerals market and their influence on mining systems
   1.1.3 Understands the impacts of commodity price fluctuations
   1.1.4 Facilitates the implementation of environmental, engineering, mining and social best practices
1.2 Production analysis and mine optimisation
   1.2.1 Completes first-principles cost modelling
   1.2.2 Understands and applies business analysis techniques (e.g. 6 sigma, Lean Processes)
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
1.5 Managing mining operations – Monitoring and compliance
   1.5.1 Reviews planned operations

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
   3.1.3 Conducts rock mass and soil classifications
   3.1.4 Understands rock and soil characteristics and identifies failure indications, fundamentals of rock mechanics
   3.1.6 Incorporates geology and geomechanic information when selecting mining methods
3.3 Integrated mine design
   3.3.1 Recommends methods, equipment and processes
   3.3.2 Develops initial design
   3.3.3 Uses simulation and other techniques to optimise designs
   3.3.4 Monitors implementation of mine design

Mining Equipment and Systems Area

5.5 Mining software
   5.5.1 Demonstrates proficiency in using at least one mining software package (e.g. VULCAN, DESWIK, XPAC)
   5.5.2 GIS knowledge
   5.5.3 Demonstrates proficiency in using 2D CAD software
   5.5.4 Demonstrates proficiency in using 3D CAD software

Geology Exploration Resources and Reserves Area

2.2 Applied Geology
   2.2.2 Process, prepare and interpretation and presentation of data using quantitative and qualitative techniques, as well as the adequate software
   2.2.3 Elaboration and interpretation, topographic, geological and thematic and engineering maps
2.3 Exploration and sampling
   2.3.1 Design, plans and manages sampling programmes (e.g. grade control, processing)