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Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

MINE: Mining Engineering

MINE 224 (4) Mineralogy for Mining Engineering
Fundamentals of the main techniques used by the industry to characterize raw materials and troubleshoot processing plants. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
MINE 291 (3) Introduction to Mining
Leading practices and technologies employed in the design, planning, and operation of mining systems. Life cycle of surface and underground mining systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
MINE 292 (3) Introduction to Mineral Processing
Overview; extracting a mineral or final product from an ore. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
MINE 293 (1) Seminar
Oral presentation of topics by students. Graded on basis of report and presentation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
MINE 302 (3) Underground Mining and Design
Selection, design and development of underground mining methods based upon physical, geological, economical and environmental constraints. Underground materials handling (ore, waste, slurry, water) with equipment selection, production requirements, performance and costs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 291.
MINE 303 (3) Rock Mechanics Fundamentals
The study of the mechanical and structural properties of rock materials at the laboratory and field level. The relevance of such studies to common mining, geological and civil engineering problems. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 303 or MINE 305. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 230, MECH 260. MINE 290 is recommended.
MINE 304 (3) Rock Fragmentation
Theory and practice of rock fragmentation by drilling and blasting; introduction to explosives and initiation systems; design of surface and underground blasts; machine excavation systems for tunneling and stoping; environmental impacts, safety, and risk assessment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 291.
MINE 310 (3) Surface Mining and Design
Surface mining methods, production planning and scheduling; slope design and drainage; wall control; materials handling and equipment selection; production control and automation, waste disposal and closure. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of MINE 291, MINE 292.
MINE 331 (3) Physical Mineral Processes
Mineral processing unit operations and sampling, crushing, grinding, screening, classification, gravity separation, magnetic separation, electrostatic separation, concentrate dewatering practices. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 292.
MINE 333 (3) Flotation
Theory and technology of flotation and ancillary processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 292.
MINE 350 (3) Modeling and Simulation
Methods for determining the behaviour of large scale industrial systems and their application to the design and analysis of such systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: STAT 251.
MINE 393 (1) Seminar
Oral presentation of topics by instructor and guest lecturers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Mining Engineering.
MINE 395 (3) Mineral Deposit Modeling
Types of mineral deposits. Exploration and sampling methods. Methods for data analysis and computer modeling of mineral deposits and their use in production planning and design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-1-1]
Prerequisite: All of MINE 291, MINE 292.
Corequisite: STAT 251.
MINE 396 (3) Engineering Economics
Discrete and continuous cash flow models, discounted cash flow analysis, effects of depreciation and taxes, economic analysis of projects, sensitivity and risk analysis, financing and cost of capital. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Engineering.
MINE 402 (3) Mine Ventilation and Occupational Health and Safety
Design and analysis for ventilation systems for mining. Topics such as ventilation design, ventilation surveys, thermodynamic aspects, psychrometry of air and air conditioning. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 291.
MINE 403 (3) Rock Mechanics Design
The design of rock slopes and underground openings with respect to stress, structure and the rock mass. Stabilization and monitoring of rock movement. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of MINE 303, MINE 305.
MINE 404 (3) Mine Management
Human relations in an organization; types of organizations; personnel evaluations and job rating systems; impact of manpower planning on decision-making; union negotiations; public relations; dealing with the media; corporate responsibilities to society and employees. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third- or Fourth-year standing in Mining Engineering.
MINE 406 (3) Mine Project Valuation and Risk Assessment
Mineral economics and finance. Analytical tools and techniques used in the valuation of mining companies and the financial analysis and risk assessment methods. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 396.
MINE 432 (3) Mineral Process Control
Automatic control theory, PID control, Laplace and z-transforms, loop tuning, frequency response, stability analysis, control strategies in flotation, comminution, dewatering, reagent and bin/sump levels, automated load-haul-dump and drilling equipment, instrumentation and soft sensors. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-4-0]
MINE 434 (3) Processing Precious Metal Ores
Process alternatives and mineralogical considerations; physical and chemical recovery technologies; environmental protection; flowsheet studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 331.
MINE 435 (3) Plant and Process Design
Design of unit operations in a mineral processing plant including crushing, grinding, classification, gravity separation, magnetic separation, flotation, thickening and filtration. Equipment selection and sizing, flowsheet design, circuit analysis and processing options. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 331.
MINE 438 (3) Advanced Process Mineralogy
Textural parameters, such as mineral liberation size and mineral associations in connection with the mineral processing techniques for mineral recovery. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: MINE 331.
MINE 455 (3) Mine Water Management
Mine water management covering integrated water resource management, water balances, sources, water use optimization, water quality and treatment and long term stewardship. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of MINE 291, MINE 292.
MINE 462 (3) Coal Preparation Technology
Thermal and metallurgical coals: objectives of their cleaning; coal washability and flotability fundamentals; coal preparation unit operations; performance characteristics of coal washing equipment; products dewatering; plant flowsheets. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: All of MINE 292, MINE 331.
MINE 465 (3) Materials Handling
Knowledge and understanding of equipment used in mining operations, including diesel, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as well as conveyors, load-haul-dump trucks and pumps. [2-2-0]
Prerequisite: One of MINE 302, MINE 310.
MINE 480 (3) Mine Waste Management
Basic geotechnical, hydrological, and water management aspects of mine waste management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 210 and fourth-year standing.
MINE 482 (3) Maintenance Engineering
Analytical foundation for maintenance of industrial plant equipment and mobile equipment in various production environments; maintenance planning and management, life cycle analysis, reliability theory, total quality maintenance, condition monitoring. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.
MINE 485 (3) Cave Mining Systems: Design and Planning
Designs, planning, and leading practices are applied to underground mining systems reliant on induced and controlled rock mass caving. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: MINE 302.
MINE 486 (3) Mining and The Environment
Environmental topics of importance to engineers practicing within the mining, metallurgical and related industries including technical practices, regulatory and public issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MINE 488 (3) Heavy Oil Sand Mining and Processing
Life cycle of the production of Oil Sands resources, including mining, bitumen extraction, and reclamation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: MINE 310.
MINE 491 (4) Mine and Plant Feasibility Study
Design of a mining operation or a mineral processing plant as part of a realistic feasibility study project. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-2-0; 1-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of MINE 302, MINE 303, MINE 304, MINE 310, MINE 331, MINE 333, MINE 350, MINE 396. Fourth-year standing in Mining Engineering is required.
MINE 493 (1) Seminar
Oral presentation of a technical nature. Use of closed circuit television for personal evaluation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-0-1]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Mining Engineering.
MINE 497 (1-6) d Directed Studies
Requires approval of the department head. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 501 (1-4) d Topics for Engineers in the Mining Industry
Leading practices and technologies employed in the Canadian Mining Industry. Topics include: mining, mineral processing, mine finance and mining and the environment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 504 (2) Rock Fragmentation
Theory and practice of drilling and blasting; explosive types and strengths. Blast pattern design for underground and surface operations. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 504 or MINE 565. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 505 (3) Advanced Topics in Rock Engineering
Rock mass properties and numerical modelling applied to rock engineering design with particular emphasis on applications in rock slopes and tunneling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 506 (3) Mining Methods
A more advanced study of some aspects of mining methods. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 506 or MINE 550. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 507 (3) Block Caving Systems
Mass mining (caving) methods, their design and operation, the value proposition and the key value drivers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 508 (3) Integrated Mining and Processing Systems
Methods and systems for integrated mining and processing, conceptual model development, simulation, economic and technical evaluation. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 508 or MINE 557. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 509 (2) Mine Ventilation
Mine air conditioning, ventilation network analysis, radioactivity in mining, case studies in mine ventilation and control of dust, fumes and diesel exhausts. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 509 or MINE 560. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 515 (3) Mining in the Future
Sustainability of mining and the future of the industry. Mineral resources and consumption. Possible future sources such as recycling, municipal or mine waste, or small, low grade, deep, ocean floor ore deposits, and asteroids. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 520 (3) Advanced Coal Preparation
Thermal and metallurgical coals. Desulphurization Theory of coal beneficiation. Dense media separation. Coal surface properties and their effect on fine coal processing by flotation and oil agglomeration; coal/water/slurries. Plant performance testing and instrumentation. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 520 or MINE 566. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 521 (3) Advanced Flotation Technology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 522 (2/4) d Processing of Mineral Fines
Particulate systems. Role of particle size and interfacial phenomena in properties of disperse systems. Stability of colloids and suspensions DLVO (Dejaguin-Landau-Vervey-Overbeek). Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 522 or MINE 572. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 524 (3) Processing of Precious Metal Ores
Advances in science and technology for recovering gold, silver, and platinum group elements. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 524 or MINE 577. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 526 (3) Mathematical Modelling of Mineral Processes
Emphasis on crushing, grinding, screening, classification and flotation. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 526 or MINE 575. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 527 (3) Simulation and Optimization of Mineral Processes
Mineral process simulators including off-line optimization strategies; optimal flow sheet design. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 527 or MINE 576. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MINE 526, MINE 575.
MINE 529 (3) Rheology of Mineral Suspensions
Rheological measurements, flow curve modelling, micro-rheology, control of rheological properties. Application to mineral processing unit operations. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 529 or MINE 579. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 533 (2) Treatment of Mineral Industry Effluents
Characteristics of mineral dispersions in gases and in water; dust suppression in mining and in mineral transport facilities; solid-liquid separations; removal of noxious chemicals; waste disposal systems. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 533 or MINE 573. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required.
MINE 540 (3) Acid Rock Drainage
Lectures and seminars on topics of importance in acid rock drainage including fundamentals of ARD generation, prediction, prevention, control, treatment and monitoring for waste management and regulatory control in the mining industry. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 540 or MINE 580. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 541 (3) Environmental Technologies and Issues in Mining
Advanced topics related to mining environment selected in consultation with the instructor. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 541 or MINE 581. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 544 (3) Mining Environment Case Studies
Regulatory requirements for mine-mill environmental protection in design, operation and closure. Studies of environmental impact statements and closure plans. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 544 or MINE 574. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 547 (3) Industrial Expert Systems
The use of artificial intelligence to solve complex problems in industry. Topics include knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, knowledge accumulation, and conflict resolution. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 547 or MINE 578. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 551 (3) Applied Underground Rock Mechanics
Study of design methods; underground engineering of openings, pillars and support. Emphasis on design with input being stress, structure and rock mass, employing analytical, empirical and numerical tools. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 552 (3) Mining Geostatistics
Basic geostatistical concepts. Applications of geostatistical techniques and stochastic simulation to orebody modelling and grade control. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 553 (3) Modeling of Industrial Systems
Use of mathematical programming, network theory, queuing models and simulation to model service and production operations in industry. Use of models in decision-making. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 554 (3) Mine Economics and Finance
Mine valuation using discounted cash flow analysis and option pricing methods. Sources of mine finance and requirements. Sensitivity and risk assessment. Introduction to metals marketing, hedging and risk management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 555 (3) Mining and Society
Discussion of social, political and technical topics concerning mining-related activities. Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 555 or MINE 583. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 556 (2) Rock Slope Engineering
Geologic investigations and field and laboratory testing; detailed review of the mechanisms of rock slope instability; the influence of geology, ground water and blasting on rock slope stability; design of stable rock slopes; monitoring of rock slope behaviour; stabilization or rock slope failures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 559 (3) Mineral Resource Development and Canadian Aboriginal People
Credit will be granted for only one of MINE 559 or MINE 585. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 561 (2) Mine Shafts and Hoisting
Shaft layout, guide and bunton selection. Hoist rope properties and characteristics. Drum, reel and friction hoisting. Loading and dump arrangements. Headframe layout. Incline hoisting. Signaling and safety devices. Shaft inspection and maintenance. Sinking hoists and stages. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 562 (2) Equipment Selection
Methods of selecting equipment for underground and surface mining. Case studies and applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 574 (1.5) Mine Exploration, Development and Operation
Basic geological concepts, where ore deposits are found, exploration methods and strategies. Reporting standards and regulatory regimes. Mining operations. This course is restricted to students in the Executive MBA degree. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 575 (1.5) Mineral Processing and Mine Waste Management
Methods of mineral and metal processing. Operations and material flows. Mine waste production and management to closure. This course is restricted to students in the Executive MBA degree. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 576 (1.5) Models of Mine Operations
Modeling and simulation techniques used to design or improve mining and mineral processing operations. Applications are illustrated by examples and cases. This course is restricted to students in the Executive MBA degree. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 582 (3) Maintenance Engineering
The analytical foundation for maintenance of industrial plant equipment and mobile equipment in various production environments. Reliability theory, sensing technology and theory, risk analysis, and operations research applied to maintenance management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 584 (3) Energy from the Earth: Renewable Versus Conventional
Coal, oil, gas, uranium, hydro, wind, geothermal, and geosolar. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 590 (1-6) c Special Advanced Topics
A special advanced course may be arranged upon the approval of the department head. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required.
MINE 591 (1) Communication Skills and Workplace Readiness
Preparation for mining and mineral processing engineering internships. The course includes workshops on the following topics: developing a synopsis of qualifications, written communication and interviewing skills for the engineering professional. Pass/fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 592 (3/9) d Mining Industry Internship
Mining or mineral processing engineering internship in which concepts, theory and practice of mining and mineral processing engineering are applied by working with industry on appropriate technical projects. Pass/fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MINE 591.
MINE 597 (6) Engineering Project
A project involving laboratory, pilot plant or field work is to be completed in close collaboration with an academic adviser. For M.Eng. students only. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 598 (2) Seminar
Topics in mining, mineral processing and the environment for M.A.Sc. and M.Eng. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 599 (6-12) c M.A.Sc. Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 698 (2) Seminar
Topics in mining and mineral processing for Ph.D. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MINE 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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