Master in Geotechnical Engineering - Máster en Ingeniería Geotécnica
The Masters in Mine Geotechnical Engineering is offered as a specialist postgraduate coursework qualification for people who currently, or wish in the future to, work within the underground hard rock or underground coal mining industry with particular responsibilities in the field of strata control. The program has been designed to cater for people with different backgrounds, including either engineering or scientific tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience. The program may be undertaken on either a part-time or full-time basis.
The overall program content provides an initial grounding in fundamental principles of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, followed by a comprehensive coverage of practical strata control applications, from the point of view of both the technologies involved, together with their implementation and management. The learning outcomes of this program will therefore provide a student with both the fundamental and practical knowledge base to be able to fulfil the role of a mine Strata Control Engineer.
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
The program is particularly designed for people working at mine sites, or those who have access to a mine site for practical assignments. The course is offered in a flexible delivery format, with a large component available in a distance format, plus a limited number of face-to-face workshops/sessions. Assessments will include a number of practical, site-based assignments, including group and interactive work and presentations.
Students should be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the disciplinary body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to Mining Engineering.
Apply disciplinary principles and practices to new or complex environments.
Plan and execute an enquiry--based or mining industry research project, undertake a capstone experience or complete a piece of work that involves substantial scholarship.
Apply enquiry-based learning and ways of thinking to new disciplinary and/or professional contexts.
Investigate, generate and synthesise complex ideas and concepts at an abstract and/or applied level.
Critically evaluate contemporary debates and literatures in Mining Engineering.
Analyse problems or issues, articulate appropriate solutions and justify propositions and/or professional decisions.
Communicate complex ideas in a variety of formats to diverse audiences.
Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition or application of knowledge or skills.
The program requires completion of one of two specialisations. The program requires a total of 72 UOC.
MINETS Underground Ground Control
MINEUS Coal Mine Strata Control
Course enrolments must be consistent with stream requirements.