University of Utah — United States of America (USA)

Mining EngineeringBachelor

27811
Salt Lake City – United States of America (USA)
English
Bachelor 





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COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.1 Mining in a global environment
1.2 Production analysis and mine optimisation
   1.2.1 Completes first-principles cost modelling
   1.2.3 Conducts simple financial analyses for optimisation projects
   1.2.4 Undertakes accurate and reliable cost benefit analyses
   1.2.5 Understands the basic KPI's used in mining (e.g. $ /oz etc.)
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
   1.4.3 Uses financial models and Analyses financial data. Forecasts cash flows
   1.4.4 Identifies the significant cost areas related to the operation
   1.4.5 Delivers cost/benefit analyses
1.5 Managing mining operations – Monitoring and compliance
1.7 Risk management
   1.7.1 Develops and implements risk management strategies and plans
   1.7.2 Monitors and reviews the effectiveness of risk management strategies and plans

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
   3.1.6 Incorporates geology and geomechanic information when selecting mining methods
   3.1.8 Designs ground support and stope stability plans (e.g. underground, coal, hard rock)
3.2 Implementing designs and plans
   3.2.1 Procures and installs (or supervises the installation of) ground support
3.3 Integrated mine design
   3.3.1 Recommends methods, equipment and processes
   3.3.2 Develops initial design
3.4 Mine rehabilitation and closure
   3.4.1 Establishes project and evaluate plans
   3.4.2 Develops mine rehabilitation and closure plans
3.5 Monitoring ground stability
   3.5.1 Oversees the implementation of plans

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)
   5.1.3 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
5.3 Loading systems
   5.3.1 Understands the characteristics of loading equipment and operations
   5.3.2 Designs dragline excavations and spoil piles
5.4 Haulage systems
   5.4.1 Designs roads and haul roads with correct cambers, drainage, traffic consideration etc.
   5.4.2 Prepares haulage and trucking plans
   5.4.3 Designs, exports and analyses haulage models
   5.4.4 Designs and develops schedule plans for continuous haulage systems (e.g. conveyor systems)
   5.4.5 Designs efficient mine winder systems. Winch and shafts
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

Mining Methods Area

4.1 General mining methods
   4.1.1 General knowledge of mining methods and operations
   4.1.2 Comprehends 3D mine plans
   4.1.3 Understands the importance of cycle time and its impact on mine productivity
   4.1.4 Understands how the planning, geology and mine operations teams work together
4.2 Surface mining methods
   4.2.1 Understands the design methods and standards used in pit, ramp and dump design
   4.2.2 Calculates basic pit/dump designs and overall pit wall angles for given design parameters
   4.2.3 Designs truck and shovel excavations
   4.2.5 Optimises open pit design (e.g. Whittle)
4.3 Underground mining methods
   4.3.1 Selects a mine stoping and method system for a generic ore body
   4.3.3 Designs stope, roof and galleries support
4.4 Fill systems
   4.4.1 knowledge of how to designs mine backfilling systems, including delivery and quality requirements

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
   6.2.3 Designs storm water management systems for open pit mines
6.4 Ventilation
   6.4.1 Understands and applies the key principles to mitigate air pollution and toxic gas concentrations in underground mining
   6.4.2 Uses ventilation software to model ventilation systems
   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
6.7 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

8.1 Environment
   8.1.1 knowledge and management of environmental impact assessment studies
8.2 Workplace health and safety
   8.2.1 Develops and disseminates safe practice guidelines
8.3 Communication
   8.3.1 Communication in native language
   8.3.2 Community relations
   8.3.3 knowledge of a foreign relevant-word wide spread language (English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc.)
   8.3.4 Using internet in a critical manner as communication tool and source of information
   8.3.5 Know and describes Social Geology and Geopolitics
   8.3.6 Listens and communicates effectively. Chairs meetings. Prepares documents and reports
   8.3.7 Promotes company, industry and profession
   8.3.8 Ability to communicate Earth Science issues with the wider society
8.4 Creative thinking, problem solving and research
   8.4.1 Identifies, scopes and solves problems
   8.4.2 Uses conceptual, critical, strategic and systems thinking skills
8.5 Sustainability
   8.5.1 Engages with stakeholders. Recognises corporate social responsibility
   8.5.2 Know and apply principles of sustainable development
8.6 Self-management
   8.6.1 Accepts responsibility
   8.6.2 Develops and maintains networks
8.7 Working with people
   8.7.1 Works effectively in interdisciplinary and international teams
   8.7.2 Recognises diversity and multiculturalism (knowledge of other cultures and customs
   8.7.3 Identify objectives and individual and collective responsibilities and act correctly in such roles
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity