Courses & Units

Geometallurgy KEA711

Hobart

Note:

Offered every second year

Introduction

Geometallurgy involves a quantified and comprehensive approach to ore characterization in terms of critical processing attributes. These include blasting, crushing, grinding, liberation, recovery and environmental management. Key outcomes of improved geometallurgical knowledge are improved forecasting, reduced technical risk, enhanced economic optimization of mineral production, and improved sustainability. This unit introduces a range of techniques to improve the information that geologists produce in the mine environment that are relevant to mining engineers and metallurgists. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance communication between mining engineers, metallurgists and geologists in a mining environment.

Summary

Unit name Geometallurgy
Unit code KEA711
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox

Teaching staff

Dr Nathan Fox, Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre and Dr Ron Berry

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 21/10/2019 6/11/2019 28/11/2019 5/1/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $2,339.00 2019: $4,400.00 010703

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 week short course (approx. 88 contact hours).

Assessment

Quizzes & practical work (30%), Seminar presentation (30%) and Project report (40%)

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Textbooks

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