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COURSE SYLLABUS

Mine Design and Mining Economy 7.5 credits

Gruvdesign och brytningsekonomi
Second cycle, T7026B
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


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

Entry requirements

At least 90 credits in Civil Engineering - Soil and Rock Engineering. Course T0013B Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics or equivalent knowledge must be included within these credits


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
The course goal is that the students should be able to apply and implement the theoretical foundations as well as the tools and methods used for mine design and mine planning.

The ILO of this course are as follows:
1. Describe the overall timeline of a mining project. This is assessed by quiz.
2. Apply and implement technical and theoretical issues regarding mine design, production planning and mining economy. This is assessed by assignment 1 and 2.
3. Apply the state of the art software for mine design and production planning. This is assessed by assignment 1 and 2.
4. Evaluate the risk of a mining project. This is assessed by quiz. 

Contents
- Theory of mine design, mine planning, mine feasibility study and mine economics.
- Mine planning and production planning, through computer-based planning tools, for underground and open pit operations.
- Risk analysis of mining projects: basic theory, risk identification and assessment. 

Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures and exercises, computer-based exercises, assignments and a mine study visit. All activities are mandatory.

Examination
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Quiz on mining economics and mine design & mine planning, to assess ILO 1 and 4.
Assignment 1: computer-based mine design and mine planning, to assess ILO 2 and 3.
Assignment 2: Production planning project, to assess ILO 2 and 3.
Students must do all assessments in order to pass the course.


Transition terms

The course is based on T7011B and T7013B. 


Examiner
Adrianus Halim

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
E-book, lecture slides and handouts.

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

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001QuizG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryS20
0002Assignment 1G U 3 4 51.00MandatoryS20
0003Assignment 2G U 3 4 54.50MandatoryS20

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Jun 2019

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021