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  • Objectives
    This program is aimed at educating the technical workforce at the engineering associate level. The objective of the program is to deliver four year part-time program to meet the needs of mining engineering mineral processing for the mining industry. Dependent on the chosen specialisation, the program has mining engineering, mine management and safety, mineral processing and geological components that will enable graduates to support mining engineers, mineral processing engineers or other technical professionals. Typically, graduates would be involved in the planning and scheduling of mine production or the planning, preparation and processing of mine product.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites - nil; recommended study - English, science subjects, and maths
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree of Mine Technology (Specialisation)
  • Course description

    About Mine Technology

    Queensland’s world class resources industry exports coal and base metals to the global market. The design, planning and operations of mines and mineral and coal processing plants relies on a team of engineers and technologists. The services of this group ensure the community is supplied with the raw materials and energy on which modern society is based.   

    Queensland is also a centre for mining and mineral processing research. The emerging technologies that are developed in the local mines are the basis for a global mining technical services industry.


    Career Opportunities

    Graduates would be expected to find employment in mining operations throughout Australia. Mine technology associates specialise in either mining or mineral processing.

    The Associate Degree of Mine Technology program is based on the project-based learning philosophy which offers the opportunity to learn in context. This approach is designed to produce work-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills.


    Program Structure

    This program is aimed at the education of Mining Technology Associates in one of two specialisations:

        * Mining
        * Mineral processing

    This program is only available for external part-time study. Students who wish to progress through the program at a faster rate should apply in writing to the Faculty stating the reasons for their application.

     
    All students enrol in a common first year and then select a specialisation.

    Year 1

    The below program structure is valid for students commencing this program in 2009. For continuing students who entered the program prior to 2006, please refer to the Transition documentation.

    All students enrol in a common first year and then select a specialist stream. In the first year of study students complete:
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 1 - T1
    ENAG11006     Professional Engineering Communication
    MATH11160     Technology Mathematics
    Year 1 - T2
    ENAG11002     Energy & Electricity
    ENAG12001     Sustainable Technology and the Environment

    Students will then enrol in the prescribed courses for a specialist plan. 2 plans are offered:

    Mining specialisation courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2 - T1
    ENAG11001     Engineering Drafting
    PHYG12003     Geological Science
    Year 2 - T2
    ENAR11001     Resource Geology
    ENAR11002     Mining and Metallurgy
    Year 3 - T1
    ENAG11005     Mechanics
    ENAR12001     Surface Mining
    Year 3 - T2
    ENAR12002     Structural Geology and Mineral Sampling
    ENAR12003     Underground Mining
    Year 4 - T1
    ENAR12005     Mine Surveying and Mapping
    ENAR12006     Rock Engineering
    Year 4 - T2
    ENAR12004     Mine Management and Safety
    ENAR12007     Drilling & Fragmentation

    Mineral processing specialisation courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2 - T1
    ENAG11005     Mechanics
    PHYG12003     Geological Science
    Year 2 - T2
    ENAR11001     Resource Geology
    ENAR11002     Mining and Metallurgy
    Year 3 - T1
    CHEM11007     Introductory Concepts of Chemical Sciences
    ENAR12004     Mine Management and Safety
    Year 3 - T2
    CHEM12017     Industrial Chemistry
    ENAR12008     Mineral Processing
    Year 4 - T1
    ENAR12009     Process Mineralogy & Analysis
    ENAR12010     Mine Product Handling
    Year 4 - T2
    ENAR12011     Coal Technology
    ENTC13011     Environmental Engineering


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