ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit knowledge and skills will be developed to determine optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for surface mining operations. While for underground mining students will learn to determine suitable access to orebodies, mining methods, level spacings, material handling systems, ground support methods, and ventilation systems. Australian mining laws are reviewed to assess their impact on the mine planning and design processes for coal and metalliferous mining in surface and underground mining operations. Students will also determine the constraints between different mining activities that will impact on mine scheduling. They will use forums, reflective journals and workbooks to demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 45%
4. Practical and Written Assessment Pass/Fail
5. Portfolio Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Timely supply of feedback. Analysis of student feedback. Prioritise the marking and feedback of submitted assignments.
Feedback assists learning. Analysis of student feedback. Review feedback for assignment to ensure they refer to the unit learning outcomes.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.
  2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.
  4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.
  5. Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.
  6. Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Practical and Written Assessment    
5 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Introductory Mining Engineering
Author/s: Hartman, HL & Mutmansky, JM Year: 2002
Edition: 2nd edn Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
City: Hoboken State: NJ
Country: USA
Open Pit Mine Planning and Design
Author/s: William A. Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, Randall K. Martin Year: 2013
Edition: 3rd Edition Publisher: CRC Press
City: Boca Ratan State: Florida
Country: United States
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Texts contain imperial and metric units.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Spreadsheet Software
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorBrendan Donnelly (b.donnelly@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

1. Prospecting, exploration and mine development

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 1, Section 1.4, Chapter 3

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 1, Sections 1.1 to 1.3

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 2 17-07-2017

2. Mine feasibility, and land acquisition

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 4

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 1, Sections 1.4 to 1.11, Chapter 8

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Coal Mining Act

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act

Environmental Protection Act
Week 3 24-07-2017

3. Orebody Description

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 3 & 7

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 4 31-07-2017

4. Open pit planning and design

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 4 & 5

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Written Assessment Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

5. Production planning and scheduling

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 6

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Residential School timing and location will be dependent on mine site availability and enrolments.Duration 2.5 days..

Practical and Written Assessment Due Friday (18 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 6 21-08-2017

6. Equipment and systems selection

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Chapter 11, 12 & 13

Unit notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 7 28-08-2017

7. Strip mine design and rehabilitation

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 7

Unit notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 8 04-09-2017

8. Underground mine access

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 9

Written Assessment Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

9. Underground mining methods

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 10 & 11

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 10 18-09-2017

10. Underground mining services and ventilation

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 12

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Week 11 25-09-2017

11. Quality control, safety and legislation

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Coal Mining Act

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act

Environmental Protection Act
Week 12 02-10-2017

12. Developments in mine planning and design

Introductory Mining Engineering, Chapter 13

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Written Assessment Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of mining phases and mining legislation. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assessment will cover material detailed in weeks 1 to 3 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in Moodle
  • attend online tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of mining phases and mining legislation.
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 3 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers using the Harvard referencing style guide.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017)
Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a Cover Page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. An interesting picture related to the assignment work would also be appreciated. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measure eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include a clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shapes of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Research reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Relevance and correctness of answers using clear, coherent sentences and language.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 45%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.

2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.

3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of open pit mine planning and design. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assignment will cover material detailed in weeks 4 to 7 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in Moodle
  • attend on-line tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of open pit mine planning and design.
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 3 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017)
Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a Cover Page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. An interesting picture related to the assignment work would also be appreciated. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measure eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shapes of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment. 15%

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 45%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.

3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.

4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of underground mine planning and design. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assessment will cover material detailed in weeks 8 to 12 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in Moodle
  • attend on-line tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of underground mine planning and design.
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 3 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the course co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Within 2 weeks of receipt of assignment.
Weighting 45%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a Cover Page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. An interesting picture related to the assignment work would also be appreciated. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measure eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shapes of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.

4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.

5. Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

During the residential school students will be required to work in teams to complete a report that captures the major learning objectives of the residential school. The residential school will be held on a mine site, depending on mine site availability. Otherwise, the residential school will be held on Campus.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to submit a single pdf file. Each team will need to nominate a student to submit the report.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

2. Group submissions are allowed.

3. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Friday (18-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (01-Sep-2017)
Within two weeks of submission.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a Cover Page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. An interesting picture related to the assignment work would also be appreciated. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measure eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shapes of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.

To achieve a Pass for this assessment the student will attend at least 75% of the contact time available for the Practical and make a contribution to the team report.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.

4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.

5. Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.

6. Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Portfolio

Assessment Title Learning Portfolio
Task Description

The learning portfolio will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and discuss what they are learning. It also allows them to record work and reading that is not presented or assessed as part of the submitted assignments. Crucially students are required to record and demonstrate evidence of all of the learning outcomes detailed for this unit, particularly teamwork, cultural sensitivity and ethical values. The learning portfolio will consist of two components,

  1. a study diary,
  2. evidence of learning outcomes.

Forms will be provided on the moodle website for the components of the learning portfolio.

Assessment Due Date An updated version of the learning portfolio should be submitted with each piece of assessment.
Return Date to Students Portfolio feedback will be provided within two weeks of submission.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Make regular weekly entries in the study diary.

Write up reflections on what has been learnt from each question in each assignment.

Record interactions that seem relevant to this unit. Interactions may be with the lecturer, other students and work colleagues. Interactions may be telephone conversations, e-mails, postings on forums or, face to face meetings.

Collect and record evidence of how the learning outcomes for this unit have been met.

Submit updates of the learning portfolio with each assignment submission.

Some evidence must be recorded against each learning outcome to achieve a Pass for this assessment.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit an updated version of the learning portfolio with each piece of assessment.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.

2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.

3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.

4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.

5. Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.

6. Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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