ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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. This unit is delivered using a problem based learning model where you will be expected to work collaboratively in small teams and individually 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

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton

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).

Assessment Overview

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 72.97% response rate.

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.

Source: No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme
Feedback
No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme
Recommendation
No student as it was the first semester of Master of Engineering Programme
Action Taken
NA
Source: Unit website
Feedback
The field trip to goldfields was the best aspect of this unit.
Recommendation
The site visit will be repeated each semester as this helps students to experience activities performed in mines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit website
Feedback
The lecturer was very experienced in the Mining Sector and with this unit students got to know about the mining related laws and legislation in Australia.
Recommendation
More lecture topics will be added for coming semesters.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit website
Feedback
The mine site visit gave students a broad and significant practical knowledge of mines in Australia. The lectures and tutorial timings were very convenient and appropriate for all students which could make balance between study and personal life as an international student.
Recommendation
The tutorials will be enriched in contents in coming offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit website
Feedback
The assignments helped us to know more about the mine design and mining legislation of Australia. The written communication skills improved a lot with this unit by introducing Grammarly software package.
Recommendation
More learning tools will be introduced to help to improve the English of international students in coming semesters.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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. Evaluate prospecting and exploration in the Australian mining context
  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
Advanced Level
Professional 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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio