ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to the systems and processes crucial to efficient mine design and operation. You will articulate a comprehensive understanding of current Australian coal and metalliferous mining operations and relevant mining Acts and Regulations. You will generate and evaluate fleet equipment selection processes and their likely ability to meet the requirements of scheduled mine production. You will be required to develop several mine design options and to present and defend the best option. This unit is delivered using a project based learning model where you will be expected to work collaboratively in small teams to produce high quality outputs. You will complete formative assessment throughout the unit, which will provide you with timely feedback. You will be graded on the evidence you submit in your portfolio to address the performance standards of the given learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Residential Schools

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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
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton

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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

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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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
No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Assess the processes and procedures that would demonstrate compliance with relevant Australian Mining Acts and Regulations in a variety of mining contexts
  2. Identify and evaluate risks associated with different mining methods and operations
  3. Generate and evaluate multiple mine design options
  4. Present and defend a complex design and decision making process
  5. Work collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication    
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills  
4. Research  
5. Self-management      
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility    
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Mine managers' handbook
Author/s: Brian White, John Stuart Ferguson Dunlop Year: 2012
Edition: Publisher: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
City: Carlton State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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 CoordinatorMehdi Mirzababaei (m.mirzababaei@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 Introduction to Mining Engineering Introductory Mining Engineering, Howard L. Hartman, Jan M. Mutmansky, Chapters 1 & 5
Week 2 17-07-2017 Mine Design and Planning – Open Cut Introductory Mining Engineering, Howard L. Hartman, Jan M. Mutmansky, Chapters 3, 6 & 7 (section 2)
Week 3 24-07-2017 Mine Design and Planning – Underground Introductory Mining Engineering, Howard L. Hartman, Jan M. Mutmansky, Chapters 10, 11 & 12
Week 4 31-07-2017 Mining Organisation Design, Purpose and Structure Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 1 Assignment 1: Spreadsheet - Ore reserve Calculation
Due date: Monday 17:00
Week 5 07-08-2017 Coal Mining Legislation Coal Mining Act and RegulationsMine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 2
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Week 6 21-08-2017 Metalliferous Mining Legislation Mining and Quarrying Act and Regulations
Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 3
Assignment 2: Reflective Paper on Sustainability of Mining
Due date: Friday 17:00
Week 7 28-08-2017 Guest Lecturer (from Hail Creek mine) Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 5
Week 8 04-09-2017 Production Management Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 7 Assignment 3: Mine Safety Management Plan
Due date: Friday 17:00
Week 9 11-09-2017 Reporting Systems (Mine Evaluation) Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 8
Week 10 18-09-2017 Geotechnical Site Investigation Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Muni Budhu, 3rd Edition, Chapter 3 Assignment 4: Presentation of Mine Design
Due date: Friday 17:00
Week 11 25-09-2017 Leadership and Ethics EA Competencies Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 1, Section 5
Week 12 02-10-2017 Industrial Relations Mine Manager’s Handbook, Chapter 5, Section 7
Portfolio Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Please refer to the unit website of ENER20002 for the updated information about this course. Further information about the residential week (if there is any) will be provided later through the unit website.

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description
Your portfolio will contain:
• A Grade Nomination Table that will provide active links to evidence of how each of the learning outcomes in the portfolio have been achieved. This evidence will demonstrate a particular standard of knowledge or skill that has been achieved.
• A Reflective Journal demonstrating and capturing the learning that you have managed to achieve during participation in this unit. Reflections in this journal will demonstrate a particular standard of knowledge or skill has been achieved.
• A Workbook capturing your personal work, schedules, research, lecture notes and data. Workbook entries will demonstrate evidence of your individual contributions to your team's project. They will also demonstrate a particular standard of knowledge or skill has been achieved.
• Self and Peer Assessment results.
• Feedback on formative assessments that you have submitted or participated in during the unit.
This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of mining engineering systems and legislation. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbooks, on the unit website and to complete the pieces of formative assessment.
In order to achieve this you will need to:
• Review the detailed formative assessment projects found in the unit website.
• Review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of mining engineering systems and legislation.
• Research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 3 years)
• Complete the submissions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information
Your portfolio should be produced in an electronic format using MS Word, Adobe PDF and/or MS Excel documents. Submit your portfolio through the assessment link on the unit website.
Note: All submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin). You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.
Assessment Criteria
Formal assessment for this unit is by submission of a Portfolio which should contain all of your individual work this term. Portfolio submissions allow you to choose the method that best demonstrates how you have attained the course learning outcomes and to what level. This approach is consistent with project-base-learning units at CQUniversity and many other universities.
Your Portfolio must include all pieces of work produced in this unit which you intend to claim and can demonstrate attaining the unit learning outcomes. It is highly recommended that you include all individual work completed in this unit, should you need to provide additional evidence of your learning achievements.
It is also highly recommended that you work on your Portfolio every week so you capture all of your learning achievements. By the end of term your Portfolio should clearly show that by participating in all team projects and individual activities you have attained at least a sound level of achievement for all unit learning outcomes.
Preparing your portfolio is a significant task.
Your portfolio 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. It will also include the following sections,
1. A Grade Nomination Table with links to the evidence of you achieving the learning outcomes to a nominated standard.
2. A Reflective Journal capturing your learning throughout the unit.
3. A Workbook containing your individual research and contributions to team projects.
4. Feedback on your team’s formative assessments throughout the unit.
5. Self and Peer Assessment results.
Further details of what constitutes evidence of learning outcomes at a particular standard will be provided in the feedback and formative assessment guidelines on the unit website.
Please note that you will have other assignments to do during the semester and they must be submitted on the due dates during the semester (already available in the unit profile) and they will be part of your final portfolio at the end of the semester.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
If you have multiple files, please compress them using winzip and submit them as a single file.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 100%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

If you have multiple files, please compress them using any compression software and submit them as a single .ZIP file.

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

1. Assess the processes and procedures that would demonstrate compliance with relevant Australian Mining Acts and Regulations in a variety of mining contexts

2. Identify and evaluate risks associated with different mining methods and operations

3. Generate and evaluate multiple mine design options

4. Present and defend a complex design and decision making process

5. Work collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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