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02 August 2017
The programme provides specialist analytical, design and management skills. The MSc provides skill enhancement for engineers and geologists already employed in the mining, minerals, quarrying and civil engineering industries. It is also suitable for geology and engineering graduates wishing to specialise in either of the following main study areas: mine and general management; excavation (geotechnics and tunnelling).
Taught modules take place at the Camborne School of Mines; projects are often company-based.
This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
You can either study the course full time over a year or part-time over 3 years.
The compulsory modules can include; Project and Dissertation; Excavation and Geomechanics; Health and Safety in the Extractive Industry; Economics, Processing & Environment and Project Management
Some examples of the optional modules are; Surface Excavation Design; Resource Estimation; Tunnelling and Underground Excavation; Production and Cost Estimation; Mine Planning and Design; Geomechanics Computer Modelling for Excavation Design and Soil and Water Contamination.
The taught part of the programme is structured into two terms. Field visits and practical field-based assignments are used, where appropriate, to emphasise key areas within each module.
For the award of the Masters (MSc), you must pass four modules and complete a project and dissertation. To obtain a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), you must pass two modules and a project with dissertation. Students are encouraged to undertake projects directly linked with industry, which may result in industrial placements for their project period.