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Minor Mining Engineering (24 credits)

Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. Hani Mitri (Minor Coordinator)
Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 121

Program credit weight: 24 credits

One of the required courses is a work term for which enrolment may be limited.

Required Courses

12 credits

  • MIME 200 Introduction to the Minerals Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Economic importance of the minerals industry. Mining: legislation, regulations, criteria for exploiting an ore: mining methods, equipment. Extractive metallurgy: mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy. Environmental protection.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: John Mossop, James A Finch, Faramarz P Hassani, Florence Paray (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
  • MIME 291 Industrial Work Period 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : A four-month industrial work period in a mining company, research laboratory or government agency. The student will receive formal industrial training in a technical position. A complete report must be submitted at the end of the term.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Faramarz P Hassani (Fall) Faramarz P Hassani (Winter) Faramarz P Hassani (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MIME 290
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MIME 313 Mining Science and Technology Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Review of mining-related technological advances in fragmentation, materials handling, processing, ventilation and ground control.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Fall) Hani Mitri (Winter)

    • (1-0-2)
    • Prerequisites: MIME 322 and MIME 333.
  • MIME 322 Rock Fragmentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Principles of drilling, penetration rates, performance and factors to consider in the choice of a drilling method. Characteristics of explosives, firing systems and blast patterns. Blasting techniques in surface and underground workings and in permafrost. Special blasting techniques at excavation perimeters. Vibration and noise control. Economics of drill/blast practice, interface with transport and crushing systems. Legislation and safety in explosives use and handling. Ripping and fullface boring machines.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: John Mossop (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200
  • MIME 333 Materials Handling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Physical and mechanical characteristics of materials related to loading, transport and storage. Dynamics of particles, systems and rigid bodies, mass-acceleration, work-energy, impulse-momentum. Types and selection of excavation and haulage equipment. Layout of haul roads. Rail transport. Conveyor belts and chain conveyors. Mine hoists. Layout of mine shafts.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 200

Complementary Courses

12 credits

List A: Mining Engineering

6-12 credits from the following:

  • MIME 320 Extraction of Energy Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The extraction of energy resources, i.e. coal, gas, oil and tar sands. After a brief geological review, different extraction techniques for these substances will be discussed. Emphasis on problems such as northern mining and offshore oil extraction with reference to Canadian operations. Transportation and marketing.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Faramarz P Hassani (Fall) Faramarz P Hassani (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • MIME 323 Rock and Soil Mass Characterization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Characteristics of soil and rock masses and the stability of mine workings. Mechanical properties of rocks and soils related to physical/chemical properties. Characterization of rock mass discontinuities. Laboratory and in-situ techniques to define mechanical properties of soils, rocks and discontinuities. Permeability and groundwater flow principles. In-situ stresses and their measurement. Rock mass quality and classification systems.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Faramarz P Hassani (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EPSC 221 and MIME 200
  • MIME 325 Mineral Industry Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Geographical distribution of mineral resources. Production, consumption and prices of minerals. Market structure of selected minerals. Economic evaluation aspects: grade-tonnage considerations; capital and operating cost estimation; assessment of market conditions; estimation of revenue; taxation; sensitivity and risk analyses; economic optimization of mine development and extraction.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michel L Bilodeau (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 310
  • MIME 341 Introduction to Mineral Processing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Theory and practice of unit operations including: size reduction-crushing and grinding; size separation-screening and classification; mineral separation-flotation, magnetic and gravity separation. Equipment and circuit design and selection. Mass balancing. Laboratory procedures: grindability, liberation, magnetic and gravity separation, flotation and solid-liquid separation.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Kristian Waters (Winter)

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200 or MIME 250
  • MIME 419 Surface Mining (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Choice of a surface mining method. Analysis of soil and rock mass properties related to surface mining. Calculation and monitoring of stripping ratios, ultimate pit depth, slope stability, rock reinforcement, bench and berm dimensioning and ramp design. Loading and hauling systems. Surface layout and development. Water drainage systems. Production and cost analysis. Computerized design techniques.

    Terms: Summer 2012

    Instructors: John Mossop (Summer)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 322, MIME 333 and MIME 325
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MIME 422 Mine Ventilation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Statutory regulations and engineering design criteria. Occupational health hazards of mine gases, dusts, etc. Ventilation system design. Natural and mechanical ventilation. Measuring and modelling air flow in ventilation networks. Calculation of head losses. Selection of mine ventilation fans. Air heating and cooling. Aspects of economics.

    Terms: Summer 2012

    Instructors: Mainul Hasan (Summer)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 340
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MPMC 422.
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MIME 426 Development and Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Selection and design of the facilities required to start production at both surface and underground mines, based on design criteria dictated by mining plans, geography, geology and government regulations. Scheduling of development and construction. Staffing and health and safety considerations during development, construction and operations.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 337 or ECSE 461
  • MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and of structural discontinuities. Influence of geological structure on stability. Linear, non-linear, and wedge failures. Site investigations. Methods of slope stabilization.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Faramarz P Hassani (Fall) Faramarz P Hassani (Winter) Faramarz P Hassani (Summer)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
  • MIME 521 Stability of Underground Openings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and stability classification systems. The influence and properties of geological structural features. Stability related to the design of underground openings and mining systems. Site investigations. Methods of stabilization.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MIME 526 Mineral Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Mineral project evaluation techniques and applications. Topics covered include grade-tonnage relationships, capital and operating cost estimation techniques, assessment of mineral market conditions, taxation, discounted cash flow analysis, risk analysis, and optimization of project specifications with respect to capacity and cutoff grade.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Michel L Bilodeau (Winter)

    • (3-2-5)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 310 or equivalent

List B: Mechanical Engineering

0-6 credits from the following:

  • MECH 497 Value Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Value Engineering is an in-depth analysis of an industrial product or process with a view to improving its design and/or performance to increase its worth. This is a workshop type of course. Projects will be supplied by industrial firms and students will work in teams with industrial personnel.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Paul Joseph Zsombor-Murray, Vincent Thomson (Fall)

    • (0-8-1)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 393 and completion of 45 credits
  • MECH 554 Microprocessors for Mechanical Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Digital logic and circuits - asynchronous and synchronous design. Microcontroller architectures, organization and programming - assembly and high-level. Analog/ digital/hybrid sensors and actuators. Sensing and conditioning subsystems. Interfacing issues. Real-time issues. Operator interfaces. Laboratory exercises on digital logic design, interfacing and control of peripherals with a final team project.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (2-3-4)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 383 and COMP 208
  • MECH 557 Mechatronic Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Team project course on the design, modelling, model validation, and control of complete mechatronic systems, constructed with modern sensors, actuators, real-time operating systems, embedded controllers, and intelligent control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ECSE 461, MECH 383 and (MECH 412 or MECH 419)
  • MECH 572 Introduction to Robotics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Overview of the field of robotics. Kinematics, statics, singularity analysis and workspace of serial robots with decoupled architecture. Direct and inverse kinematics and dynamics. Algorithms for manipulator kinematics and dynamics.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites (Undergraduate): MATH 271 and MECH 220 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 573
  • MECH 573 Mechanics of Robotic Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Manipulator performance and design. Pick-and-place and continuous-path operations. Computation of rigid-body angular velocity and acceleration from point-data measurements. Inverse kinematics of serial manipulators with coupled architectures; kinetostatics of multifingered hands and walking machines. Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators and wheeled mobile robots.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jozsef Kovecses (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317, and MECH 572 or permission of the instructor.
    • Since the course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and B- is the minimum passing mark for graduate students, this minimum mark will be relaxed for undergraduates. The regulations applicable to undergraduates will apply accordingly.
  • MECH 577 Optimum Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The role of optimization within the design process: Design methodology and philosophy. Constrained optimization: The Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Techniques of linear and non-linear programming. The simplex and the complex methods. Sensitivity of the design to manufacturing errors. Robustness of the design to manufacturing and operation errors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317 or permission of the instructor

List C: Civil Engineering

0-6 credits from the following:

  • CIVE 416 Geotechnical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Earth pressure theory, retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braced excavations. Slope stability analysis. 2D flow through isotropic and anisotropic soils. Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, stress distribution. Deep foundations, single pile, pile groups. Geotechnical investigation and reports.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Mohamed Meguid (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 311
  • CIVE 451 Geoenvironmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Geoenvironmental hazards; land management of waste; regulatory overview, waste characterization; soil-waste interaction; geosynthetics; low permeability clay barriers; contaminant transport; containment systems; collection and removal systems; design aspects; strategies for remediation; rehabilitation technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Subhasis Ghoshal, Angela Keane (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 311
  • CIVE 462 Design of Steel Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of structural steel elements: plate girders, members under combined loadings, eccentrically loaded connections, structural systems. Design of structural steel systems: composite floor systems, braced frames, moment resisting frames.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Colin Andrew Rogers (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 318
  • CIVE 463 Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Review of flexual behaviour and design concepts. Design of flexual members, columns, two-way slab systems, retaining walls, disturbed regions, and shear walls. Introduction to prestressed concrete design.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: M Saeed Mirza (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 318
  • CIVE 527 Renovation and Preservation: Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Maintenance, rehabilitation, renovation and preservation of infrastructure; infrastructure degradation mechanisms; mechanical, chemical and biological degradation; corrosion of steel; condition surveys and evaluation of buildings and bridges; repair and preservation materials, techniques and strategies; codes and guidelines; case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Andrew Boyd (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 202 and CIVE 318

List D: Chemical Engineering

0-6 credits from the following:

  • CHEE 453 Process Design (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Analysis of design alternatives. Structure of process design systems, degrees of freedom, information flow. Computer-aided process and plant design programs, physical properties, specifications, recycle convergence, optimization, applications, economics. Safety, environmental control in plant design.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Nathalie Tufenkji, Philippe Salama (Fall)

    • (3-1-8)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315; CHEE 351
  • CHEE 455 Process Control (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Dynamic modelling of processes, transfer functions, first and higher-order systems, dead-time, open and closed loop responses, empirical models, stability, feedback control, controller tuning, transient response, frequency response, feedforward and ratio control, introduction to computer control, sampling, discrete models, Z-transform, introduction to multivariable control. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Quinn (Winter)

    • (3-2-7)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315; CHEE 351; CHEE 423
  • CHEE 484 Materials Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Processes for forming and producing engineering materials such as amorphous, semicrystalline, textured and crystal-oriented substances and composites. Effect of processing variables on the properties of the finished article. Process of blending and alloying. Shaping and joining operations. Vessel equipment design for chemical engineering applications.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Luc Meunier (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315, CHEE 380
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