MINES Paristech — France

Postmaster Program in Mineral Resources Industry and SocietyProfessional

27504
PARIS – FRANCE
English, French
Professional 





🌐 MINES Paristech

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
3.6 Drilling, blasting and rock cutting explosives
   3.6.2 Designs drill and blast patterns (e.g. spacing, burden, charge, fragmentation)
   3.6.3 Controls fragmentation size by blasting
   3.6.6 Understands and uses drill and blast software

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
5.3 Loading systems
   5.3.1 Understands the characteristics of loading equipment and operations
5.4 Haulage systems
   5.4.2 Prepares haulage and trucking plans
5.5 Mining software
   5.5.1 Demonstrates proficiency in using at least one mining software package (e.g. VULCAN, DESWIK, XPAC)

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
   4.2.5 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

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