Ph.D Mining EngineeringPhD

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Lahore – Pakistan
English
PhD 





🌐 University of Engineering & Techlogy, Lahore

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
   1.1.5 Understands and applies the 'license to operate' philosophy
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)
   1.2.3 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
   1.5.1 Reviews planned operations
   1.5.2 Oversees the implementation of plans and risk management
   1.5.3 Reports outcomes to senior management and defines objectives
   1.5.4 Reports outcomes and recommendations to relevant stakeholders
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
   1.6.4 Prepare and manages budgets and assets. Allocate resources
   1.6.5 Manages contracts, contractors and consultants
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
   3.1.7 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
   3.3.3 Uses simulation and other techniques to optimise designs
   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
3.5 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)
   3.6.4 Understands and applies knowledge and experience of production drilling operations and equipment
   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)
   5.1.2 Uses maintenance tactics to plan maintenance schedules
5.5 Mining software
   5.5.1 Demonstrates proficiency in using at least one mining software package (e.g. VULCAN, DESWIK, XPAC)

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.1 Feed systems and planning
   7.1.1 Understands mineral processing route and feed grade/quality controls
7.2 Grade control
   7.2.1 Applies the quality blending and sampling logic of a site. Understands the implications of marginal stockpiles
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

Social Performance Area

9.11 Community enterprise development
   9.11.1 Apply entrepreneurship skill to support current or future local business
9.4 Grievance management,Prevention & management of conflict
   9.4.2 Manage methodologies to detect previous or arising conflicts
   9.4.3 Apply conflicts resolutions techniques
9.6 Community engagement
   9.6.1 Understand and practice dialogue skills in engaging with communities
9.9 Regional development
   9.9.1 knowledge of ecomic development framework to apply in a local a context

Geology Exploration Resources and Reserves Area

2.2 Applied Geology
   2.2.4 Recognize different ore deposits models
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
2.4 Mineral deposit modelling
   2.4.1 Creates block models and estimates resources. Interrogates resource models to generate inputs for mine planning
   2.4.2 Estimates yield/cut-off grade for resources
   2.4.3 Demonstrates a knowledge of the JORC Code and other standards for resource classification requirements for reporting resources
   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
   2.5.4 Conducts sensitivity analyses recognising the geological, technical, financial, social and political uncertainties in mining operations

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
   4.2.4 Develops airborne dust management plans
   4.2.5 Optimises open pit design (e.g. Whittle)
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
   6.1.2 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

Generic, Health and Social Task Area

8.2 Workplace health and safety
   8.2.1 Develops and disseminates safe practice guidelines
8.3 Communication
   8.3.3 knowledge of a foreign relevant-word wide spread language (English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc.)
   8.3.6 Listens and communicates effectively. Chairs meetings. Prepares documents and reports
8.4 Creative thinking, problem solving and research
   8.4.1 Identifies, scopes and solves problems
8.5 Sustainability
   8.5.1 Engages with stakeholders. Recognises corporate social responsibility
8.6 Self-management
   8.6.3 Initiative and entrepreneurship spirit
8.7 Working with people
   8.7.1 Works effectively in interdisciplinary and international teams
   8.7.3 Identify objectives and individual and collective responsibilities and act correctly in such roles
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity
   8.7.5 Coaching and leading teams