Resource Assessment

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MP019

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1MP019
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Earth Science A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 9 March 2017
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

90 credits in technology or natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth sciences, computer science, material science), including 15 credits mathematics or physics and 10 credits chemistry.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • assess a mineralisation for resource extraction potential
  • appraise the environmental sensitivity of an area and design a plan for monitoring and remediation
  • evaluate the resource from the perspectives of economics, politics, society and sustainability

Content

This course will focus on the integration of evidence from the perspectives of geoscience, the environment and society to assess resource feasibility. The course will include reconnaissance, target appraisal, exploration and assessment of feasibility. It will feature the mutual assessment of environmental baselines, local stakeholder relations, politics and economics, permits and legislation and plans for remediation. Industrial partners as well as local government and environmental agencies will participate in the course.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, case based learning and practical exercises.

Assessment

Oral seminar presentation and written report for a case based project (5 credits).

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