This programme addresses the shortage of rock engineering personnel in the European mining industry. The emphasis is on the application of rock mechanics principles and methods in the areas of mine design, mining system selection and design, support of mining excavations and management of rock pressure situations in mines.
In March 2017 the European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals (EUROMINES) lists "stability in greater depths of mines" as one of the major technical challenges. Deep mining is typically mining more than 1000 meters below surface although there is no clear border for definition.
The continuing education program “Rock engineering for deep mines” addresses the shortage of rock engineering personnel in the European mining industry. It provides mining and civil engineering graduates and geologists working in industry with the knowledge and tools to solve rock pressure problems experienced by industry. It is tailored to the specific needs of working professionals: classes organized in blocked modules of one week with additional blended learning sessions and self-study periods will enable the participant to undergo two years of training without interrupting the career.
The program consists of twelve modules, of which eight are compulsory and the others are elective. This enables the participant to design the course to meet his/her specific needs. The course covers the following areas: geology, mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses, strength of materials, rock failures under static and dynamic stress situations, stress analysis and stress changes in the rock surrounding underground excavations, support of excavations, design of mine layouts, long term mine planning, measurements of rock deformation and rock stresses.
The „Advanced Rock Engineering for Deep Mines“ programme is a joint effort of the following universities:
and these organizations and mines:
The two-year programme consists of 12 modules, of which eight are compulsory and three are elective. A module consists of a one week-long lecture or training course with additional blended learning sessions and self-study periods.
Elective modules (participants select three modules):
Between these course blocks intervals of three months will allow the participants to return to their normal work. During these they are expected to complete mine-specific assignments.
The programme is to be completed with a project work paper.
At the end of this programme the successful participant is able to:
The programme combines classroom lectures, e-learning, computer-based learning, blended learning, group work, videos, excursions and self-study.
Lecturers are acknowledged experts in mining, mining engineering, rock mechanics and rock engineering from Montanuniversitaet Leoben, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Clausthal University of Technology, Silesian University of Technology and University of Pretoria with a strong industry background and experts from the industry.
Fees (additional details)
An organisational contribution of 1.000 Euros will be charged, covering costs of a comprehensive set of lecture notes, supervision of assignments, laboratory and field work, as well as refreshments during course work. Travel costs and accomodation have to be covered by the participants.
Location and dates
Please visit http://www.safedeepmining.eu/2018/11/20/application/ for further details on the registration process. In case of any questions or querries, please contact Ms. Birgit Knoll or Ms. Elisabeth Felser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for the application is September 15, 2019!
For further details, please also visit http://www.safedeepmining.eu/.
Mining and civil engineering graduates and geologists working in industry as well as authorities and consultant companies who want the knowledge and tools to solve rock pressure problems experienced by industry. The programme is structured in such a way that it is possible to participate whilst being in full employment