Free Online Course on Future of Mining

The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Future of Mining. This course aims to explore the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the mining industry over the next few decades.

In this five-week course, applicants will build scenarios to explore the possible future for the mining sector in 2040. This course will start on March 6, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 4-5 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: The University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on March 6, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings.

About This Course

What will the mining and minerals sector look like in 2040?

This course aims to explore the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the mining industry over the next few decades.

Why Take This Course?

Students will also explore the current significant challenges for the sector as well as the impact of rapidly changing technologies, and how these combine with changing societal expectations and global trends in several possible futures.

Learning Outcomes

  • The role of minerals in society and their contribution to sustainable development.
  • The current issues and challenges confronting the sector.
  • Emerging technologies and their impact across the value chain.
  • The contribution of mining to the concept of the circular economy.
  • New frameworks and policies for resource developments in the 21st century.

Instructors

Glen Corder
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland

John Steen
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland

Peter Knights
Professor
The University of Queensland

Saleem Ali
Adjunct Professor
The University of Queensland

Robin Evans
Program Leader, Knowledge Transfer
The University of Queensland

Elaine Wightman
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland

Glen Corder
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland

John Steen
Associate Professor
The University of Queensland

Peter Knights
Professor
The University of Queensland

Saleem Ali
Adjunct Professor
The University of Queensland

Robin Evans
Program Leader, Knowledge Transfer
The University of Queensland

Elaine Wightman
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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