units

MNE4030

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Dr Mohan Yellishetty

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The course provides an appreciation of management principles and practices vital to a mine manager's successful running of a mining enterprise. The course consists of three equally weighted modules:

  1. strategic minerals management,
  2. mine operations management, and
  3. mine asset management.

Outcomes

At the conclusion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the key stakeholders in a mining project and their respective needs
  2. apply knowledge of management theory and contractor management to mining
  3. conceptualise and assess the factors that motivate people's behaviour in a mine environment
  4. apply the principal performance measures used in mine management
  5. question and analyse the financial management in mining operations
  6. develop a holistic mine management plan

Assessment

Assessment
Closed Book Examination (3 hours): 50%
Assignment/Practical/Project work (continuous assessment): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments,tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

None

Prohibitions

None