Challenges in Deep and High Stress Mining, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-18613 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 30 September 2022 – 30 October 2022
Entry requirements: 90 credits in science/engineering (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth science, computer science, material science), including 15 credits in mathematics or physics and 10 credits in chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083
About the course
As shallow resources are depleted, mining is expected to take place at ever increasing depths. Safe, healthy and profitable deep mining is only possible if many serious challenges are overcome. For example, rock temperatures will increase, requiring improved ventilation and cooling. Changes in air pressure can affect both the eardrums of mine workers and the calibration of instruments to measure flammable gases. Rock stresses will increase to the point that the rock strength is exceeded, resulting in mining-related seismicity and rockbursting. Consequently, it is imperative that seismogenic structures are recognised in advance and those excavations are reinforced to be rockburst resistant. In this course we will look at technical and management strategies to meet these challenges.
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