Master of Mine Geotechnical Engineering

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Program code: 
8059
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
1.5 years
Begins: 
February
Ajay Raj Adhikari, Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology)

Although the subject matter is very complex, the lecturers and tutors are extremely helpful and willing to tailor lectures to individual classes to meet the different interests and situations.

Ajay Raj Adhikari

The best way to advance in the mining industry is to be armed with the latest skills and knowledge. Postgraduate coursework programs can make a significant difference for those already working in the industry or for those planning a career change.

This program is designed for those who work within the underground hard rock or underground coal mining industries, and who have responsibilities in the field of strata control. It has been specifically designed to cater for those professionals with both an engineering and a scientific background.

Students study fundamental principles of rock mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, followed by a comprehensive coverage of practical strata control applications.

The Graduate Diploma in Geotechnical Engineering (Course Code 5059) will not be offered in 2017, and enrolment to the program has been suspended until 2018.  The school’s other postgraduate mining programs will not offer enrolments for semester 2, 2017. These changes have been implemented due to low enrolment numbers.

The School of Mining Engineering will review this decision in 2017, with the hope of opening enrolments again in 2018. Students already in programs will be able to continue with their studies, with a view to completing their programs.

Prospective or current students with questions or concerns regarding this suspension can speak directly with the School of Mining Engineering.

 

Please note: This program does not allow international students to enrol on a student visa.

 

Sample Program Outlines*

Complete all 6 courses

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8120 Hazard Identification, Risk and Safety Management in Mining
MINE8140 Mining Geomechanics
MINE8660 Geotechnical Engineering for Underground Hard Rock Mines
MINE8680 Geotechnical Data Collection and Analysis
MINE8690 Mining Geotechnical Project (Research specific to Underground Ground Control)
MINE8760 Mine Geology and Geophysics for Mining Operations

Choose 4 from

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8640 Geotechnical Hazards in Hard Rock Mines
MINE8720 Numerical Methods in Mine Geomechanics
MINE8860 Drilling, Blasting and Machine Excavation
One Non-Geotechnical MINE course
Civil Engineering Geotechnical course

Complete both

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8440 Mining Industry Research Project I
MINE8445 Mining Industry Research Project II

Complete all 8 courses

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8680 Geotechnical Data Collection and Analysis
MINE8690 Mining Geotechnical Project (Research specific to Coal Mine Strata Control)
MINE5010 Fundamentals of Rock Behaviour for Underground Mining
MINE5020 Geotechnical Assessment for Underground Mining
MINE5030 Mining Excavations in Rock
MINE5040 Coal Mining Methods, Mine Planning and Applied Geomechanics
MINE5050 Ground Control Principles and Practice in Underground Coal Mining
MINE5060 Operational Geotechnical Management (Underground Coal Mining)

Choose 2 from

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8720 Numerical Methods in Mine Geomechanics
MINE8860 Drilling, Blasting and Machine Excavation
One Non-Geotechnical MINE course
Civil Engineering Geotechnical course

Complete both

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8440 Mining Industry Research Project I
MINE8445 Mining Industry Research Project II

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.