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Curtin University Self-Paced Online Course For Mining Engineering Students

Curtin University is offering massive open online course to learn the theory behind running a mine. This online course will help to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation. This course is offered by the institution CurtinX. Applicants can also claim for a Verified Certificate for $50. The course syllabus is divided in four modules namely Exploration, Mine Planning, Operation and  Closure and Post-closure.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 1-2 hours pw
Subject: Engineering (Mining)
Institution Curtin University and edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Self-Paced

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Why Choose Curtin University MOOC?

Curtin University believes in ensuring that education is accessible to all. It offers Massive Open Online Courses (also known as MOOCs) that allow anyone to complete short courses on a variety of topics online for free. This course is very useful to engineering students. This is a free online course. In this course you’ll examine the business aspect of mining, focusing on the life cycle of a gold mine and discovering the technical and economic issues that affect the exploration, planning, operation and closure of a large-scale mining project.

Course Introduction

In this MOOC, as you learn the theory behind running a mine, you’ll dive headfirst into managing your own fictional gold mine. Experience the boom and bust of a typical mining life cycle and see if you’ve got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a major mining operation. You call the shots, but you also carry the risk.

You Will Learn

After completing this course you will learn to:
-Discover how new mineral deposits are found and examine the economic factors that govern their development.
-Plan the complete life cycle of a mine, from initial infrastructure requirements through to operation, closure and rehabilitation.
-Experience the ‘living plan’ of a mine and see how extraction and processing of minerals is constantly adjusted to suit market conditions.
-Investigate how economics and market forces influence the decision to close a mine.

For detailed information go through edX page.