This program provides professional development in mine ventilation and mine environment monitoring for mining engineers and other mining personnel. It is delivered in a distant, flexible format. The Diploma is structured to meet the needs of both the metalliferous and coal mining sectors. The accredited programs offered by UNSW for the appointment of Statutory Coal Mine Ventilation Officers in both NSW and Qld can be taken as options in the Diploma. The course contents have been developed from standard texts, industry guidelines and case studies. These are delivered from both a theoretical and operational perspective with the aim that course contents will be immediately relevant to industry. As this is a professional development course, it is essential that the student has access to a mine site with the support of industry. It is preferable that the student is working at a mine site. Assessments are geared to practical evaluation of mine ventilation systems.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
Graduates will have acquired disciplinary knowledge and skills in Mine Ventilation, and an ability to apply these in a range of contexts.
Students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the disciplinary body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to Mine Ventilation.
Apply disciplinary principles and practices to new or complex environments.
In summary, this program requires a total of 48 UOC. The program consists of eight (8) core courses. The program structure consists of two disciplinary and six advanced disciplinary courses. All of the courses are at postgraduate level.
The core courses are as follows:
MNNG9901 Ventilation and Mine Services (6 UOC)
MNNG9902 Environmental Contaminants (6 UOC)
MNNG9903 Heat in Underground Mines (6 UOC)
MNNG9904 Ventilation System Management (6 UOC)
MNNG9905 Coal Mine Hazards and Control (6 UOC)
MNNG9920 Spontaneous Combustion (6 UOC)
MNNG9921 Mine Ventilation Legislation (6 UOC)
MNNG9922 Mine Ventilation Practices (6 UOC)
Four of these courses are offered for Ventilation Officers professional development.
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