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 assessments throughout the unit, which will provide you with timely feedback. You will be graded on the evidence you submit in your assessments to address the performance standards of the given learning outcomes.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
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.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 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. Report 30%
2. Report 30%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 40%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.42% 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: Moodle website
Feedback
Students found the lecturers and coordinator for this unit very supportive.
Recommendation
Action Taken
Lecturing staff continued to be very supportive in terms of student progress and welfare.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
Students found the field trip to be particularly engaging and useful.
Recommendation
Action Taken
In 2019 a student field trip to a mine site was arranged. Student responses (verbal) were very positive.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
Students were happy with the unit structure.
Recommendation
Action Taken
A similar unit structure to 2018 was offered in 2019.
Source:
Feedback
Students would appreciate more timely feedback.
Recommendation
Given a large number of students in this course, it will be rest assured to provide timely feedback on each assignment.
Action Taken
More feedback on assessments was offered during tutorial sessions in 2019. Unfortunately, attendance at tutorials was poor despite repeated requests to students to attend tutorials.
Source: Student feedback during and after the excursion to the mine-site.
Feedback
Students highly appreciated the opportunity to visit a working mine, meet Australian mining professionals and to see how the Australian workplace operates.
Recommendation
To continue to offer excursions to mine-sites and to allied industries for this unit in future years.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Discussion with Learning and Teaching
Feedback
Remove portfolio assessment item and replace with a series of scaffolded assignments
Recommendation
Submit Unit Change Proposal to remove portfolio assessment and replace with multiple assignments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students who attended the Tutorials.
Feedback
Those students who attended the Tutorials enjoyed both the talks and the ability to interact with senior mining and allied industry professionals.
Recommendation
To continue to offer talks during tutorials from mining and allied industry professionals. More assessment marks (weighting) need to be given to these sessions to ensure greater student attendance and participation.
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 - Report
2 - Report
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
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 - Report
2 - Report
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment