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MINE 1100 - Introduction to the Minerals Industry

Mining Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Introduces students to the wide scope of the mining industry and prepares them for further courses in mining. The course covers the breadth of the industry from mineral exploration through to processing and marketing of mining products. The importance of environmental considerations and sustainable development are introduced. Students will learn the terminology used in the industry in preparation for further courses taught during the program. Except for online courses, a visit to an active mining operation will form part of the course curriculum.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$446.26 - $455.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2014

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 40158

Mon Sep 08 - Thu Jan 08 18 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Jan 08 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$455.00

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that this course is Internet delivery format. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 34714

Start any time

This is an online course. Start any time during the Fall 2014 term. You have 18 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$446.26

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note that this course is Internet delivery format. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of minerals in the development of civilizations.
  • Differentiate between sustainable and non-sustainable development in the minerals industry.
  • Discuss the role of mining companies in the development and extraction of mineral resources.
  • Differentiate between what is a mineral resource and ore reserve.
  • Identify the various stages in the mineral extraction and refinement process.
  • Identify the main components of a mining and mineral processing operation.
  • Visualize the layout of an underground mining environment.
  • Participate in discussions on the technologies used in the mining industry.
  • Compare and analyses different methods of extracting minerals.
  • Identify the types of equipment used in the mining and processing industry.
  • Describe how metals and industrial minerals are sold into the marketplace.
  • Discuss the various factors involved in the setting of mineral prices.
  • Assess the impact of mining industry operations on the environment.
  • Identify the main sources of environmental pollution by the minerals industry.
  • Identify the requirements for technical and environmental studies prior to mine development.
  • Assess the requirements for closing a mine and reclamation of the mined areas.
  • Identify the various areas where mining technologists are employed.

Related Programs

MINE 1100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Mining & Mineral Exploration Technology
    Full-time   Diploma

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