Graduate Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management

Courses

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The following courses are available as part of the certificate:

MINE 586 (ADVANCED MINE WASTE MANAGEMENT)
  • Develop material characterization programs for mine waste materials;
  • Design an appropriate mine waste management program for a mine; and
  • Outline the basics of a water management system for mine waste management facilities.
MINE 587 (ADVANCED MINE SITE MANAGEMENT)
  • Develop a corporate governance and stewardship program for mine waste management;
  • Develop and implement work scopes and responsibilities for the Engineer of Record for a tailings management facility;
  • Compile characterization and mitigation measures of acid drainage and metal leaching based on the appreciation of the geochemistry of mine waste facilities; and
  • Develop and implement mine closure plans for mine waste management facilities.
MINE 588 (RISK MANAGEMENT FOR MINE WASTE MANAGEMENT)
  • Identify risks associated with mine waste facilities;
  • Develop risk assessments for mine waste facilities; and
  • Develop risk management plans for mine waste facilities.
MINE 589 (MINE WASTE MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES)
  • Develop an understanding of the complexities of the mine waste management field;
  • Develop skills in integrated management; and
  • Develop a better understanding of successes and failures in the industry.

“The program offered an excellent opportunity to understand better the rapidly changing global environment around mine waste, from new industry standards to best engineering practices.
There were well-selected case studies to discuss previous incidents in the industry so that the lessons learnt can be applied to today’s operations.”

Tailings Manager at Rio Tinto

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