Mining EngineeringPhD

27824
Zagreb – Croatia
Croatian, English
PhD 





🌐 University of Zagreb

COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

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
   3.1.7 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)
3.2 Implementing designs and plans
   3.2.1 Procures and installs (or supervises the installation of) ground support
   3.2.2 Assesses risk and implements controls and associated monitoring
3.3 Integrated mine design
   3.3.1 Recommends methods, equipment and processes
   3.3.2 Develops initial design
   3.3.4 Monitors implementation of mine design
3.4 Mine rehabilitation and closure
   3.4.1 Establishes project and evaluate plans
   3.4.2 Develops mine rehabilitation and closure plans
   3.4.3 Manages rehabilitation including monitoring and reporting processes
3.5 Monitoring ground stability
   3.5.1 Oversees the implementation of plans
   3.5.2 knowledge of how to reviews progress against plans and take measures accordingly
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)
   3.6.3 Controls fragmentation size by blasting
   3.6.4 Understands and applies knowledge and experience of production drilling operations and equipment
   3.6.5 Determines the most suitable drill and blast techniques to achieve desired outcomes
   3.6.6 Understands and uses drill and blast software
   3.6.7 Identifies hazards, assesses risk and implements suitable controls

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)
5.2 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
   5.4.4 Designs and develops schedule plans for continuous haulage systems (e.g. conveyor systems)

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.1 Feed systems and planning
7.2 Grade control
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
   7.5.4 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
   7.6.1 knowledge of quality assessment and certification. EU and international standards and labels
   7.6.4 Ability to perform investigation and development in the field of new materials and new processes
   7.6.5 General knowledge on the renewable sources of energy
   7.6.6 Knowledge on the regulatory barriers for secondary raw materials
   7.6.7 General knowledge of the principles of circular ecomy, climate change and the recycling market
   7.6.8 Practical knowledge on waste management

Geology Exploration Resources and Reserves Area

2.2 Applied Geology
   2.2.1 Collect, store and analyse data using adequate field and laboratory techniques. Demonstrate basic field and laboratory safety techniques
   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)
   2.3.2 Interprets and understand drilling and core logging
   2.3.3 Understand drillings methods for mining exploration
2.4 Mineral deposit modelling
   2.4.1 Creates block models and estimates resources. Interrogates resource models to generate inputs for mine planning
   2.4.4 Estimates reserves from a mining model (and interpretation)
   2.4.5 Demonstrates an understanding of grade reconciliation, ore dilution and ore loss
2.5 Mine feasibility studies
   2.5.1 Prepares the required inputs for an ecomic evaluation of a mine (e.g. personnel, equipment etc.)
   2.5.2 Provides input into feasibility studies
   2.5.3 Develops production schedules. Prepares cost estimates for feasibility studies

Mining Methods Area

4.1 General mining methods
   4.1.1 General knowledge of mining methods and operations
   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
4.3 Underground mining methods
   4.3.1 Selects a mine stoping and method system for a generic ore body
   4.3.2 Knows wood timbering techniques (small scale mining and temporary openings)
   4.3.3 Designs stope, roof and galleries support
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
6.3 Water treatment
   6.3.2 Undertakes surveys and monitoring of water quality
6.4 Ventilation
   6.4.1 Understands and applies the key principles to mitigate air pollution and toxic gas concentrations in underground mining
6.5 Power supply systems
6.7 Surveying
   6.7.1 Undertakes basic mine surveys
   6.7.2 Interprets survey data, plans, maps and photos

Generic, Health and Social Task Area

8.1 Environment
   8.1.1 knowledge and management of environmental impact assessment studies
8.3 Communication
   8.3.1 Communication in native language
   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
   8.3.6 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
   8.4.3 Researches new products, techlogies and processes
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
8.7 Working with people
   8.7.1 Works effectively in interdisciplinary and international teams
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity