Open Pit and Underground Mining 7.5 credits

Second cycle, T7008B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Jun 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology
Main field of study
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

T0013B Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

 This course will give you knowledge regarding open pit and underground mining methods and design. At the end of the course you will be able to:

 - Apply your knowledge of geologic, geotechnical, and orebody-related parameters in conjunction with known production demands and economic requirements to determine the appropriate mining method for a given orebody.

- Select suitable mining equipment for a given method and production demand.

- Develop basic surface and underground mine designs.

- Understand aspects of mine safety.

- Doing basic mining project investment analysis


Mining method selection procedures and tools.

Underground mining methods.

Selection of suitable equipment.

Mine safety: ventilation and air conditioning, noise

Mining project investment analysis.

This course will consist of classroom lectures, assignment reports, group projects, small group presentations, and peer-reviewed writing. All assignments are mandatory


Written assignments and exam with differentiated grades, F, 3, 4, 5.

Bartlomiej Skawina

Transition terms
The course T7008B is equal to ABT051

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
SME Mining Engineering Handbook 3rd Edition, Peter Darling ed., 2011
Introductory Mining Engineering 2nd Edition, by H. Hartman and J. Mutmansky
Course notes

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0002Assignments and group projectU G#3.00MandatoryA07

Study guidance
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