Mining Courses

New Mining Courses

The course descriptions of 6 new courses proposed for the Mining Engineering Bachelor of Science (BS) degree are as follows:

GE 2320 - Mining Methods and Systems

This course presents a study of the surface and underground mining methods practiced in coal, metal, and aggregate mine operations, classification of mining methods, support design and equipment selection, general mine planning requirements, mine development sequence, cycle of operations, and method application.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2020

GE 3870 - Resource & Reserve Estimation

This course covers the classification of resource and reserve; resource estimation algorithms; linear, nonlinear, and indicator kriging; stochastic simulation; variogram modeling; block-variance relationship; recoverable reserve; and introduction to resource estimation software.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2020 and MA 3710

GE 3880 - Mine Planning and Design

Course provides the basics of mine planning, feasibility study, block modeling, economic analysis, cost estimation and price forecasting, mining method selection algorithms. Introduction and hands-on experience with mine planning and design software including Surpac, Vulcan, and Whittle.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2320 and GE 3400 and GE 3870

GE 4290 - Mine Ventilation, Health, and Safety Engineering

Course deals with an introduction to mine ventilation, properties of air, gases, and dust, mine fans and its applications, flow distribution in mine network, computer analysis of ventilation network, mine health and safety overview, health and safety culture and practice.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-9)
Semesters Offered: Summer - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2020 and GE 2320 and ENG 3200

GE 4680 - Operation Research for Mining Engineers

This course introduces the statistical analysis of mining data, statistical decision making of mining projects, random number generation, Monte Carlo methods, simulation methods, linear and integer programming, queueing theory, stochastic-process, PERT and CPM, applications of operations research (OR) in mining and mineral industry.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2020 or GE 2320

GE 4690 - Discrete Event Simulation and Animation for Engineers

This course focuses on discrete-event system simulation and animation techniques in modeling engineering projects, in particular mining projects.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2020 and GE 2320 and GE 3870

Required Courses for Mining Engineering Curriculum