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Minor Mining Engineering (23 credits)

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

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. Mustafa Kumral (Minor Coordinator)
Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 119

Program credit weight: 23 credits

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

Required Courses

14 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 2021

    Instructors: Hassani, Ferri; Navarra, Alessandro; Mitri, Hani; Kumral, Mustafa; Waters, Kristian; BURO, Yves; Paray, Florence (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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Fall) Kumral, Mustafa (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MIME 290

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

    • All students registering in this course are subject to an additional course fee of $585.25 to defray the costs of administering the stage.

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Navarra, Alessandro (Winter)

    • (3-3-3).

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): 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 2022

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Winter)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Winter)

Complementary Courses

9 credits

List A: Mining Engineering

3-9 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 2021

    Instructors: Hassani, Ferri (Fall)

    • (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 2022

    Instructors: Hassani, Ferri; Fadaei Kermani, Mehrdad (Winter)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Waters, Kristian (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 322, MIME 333 and MIME 325

    • **Regular schedule May 10, 2021, to June 21, 2021

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)

    • Prerequisite: MIME 340

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MPMC 422.

  • MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Properties of structural discontinuities. Influence of geological structures on slope stability. Kinematic analysis. Limit equilibrium methods. Empirical methods. Numerical modelling. Slope stabilization and monitoring. Case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Mitri, Hani (Winter)

    • (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 2021

    Instructors: Mitri, Hani; Shnorhokian, Shahe (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 2022

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Winter)

    • (3-2-5)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Background in economics required.)

    • Not open to students who have taken MIME 325.

  • MIME 588 Reliability Analysis of Mining Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Statistics and probability theory used in reliability. Reliability analysis, measure and networks. Reliability prediction, modelling and testing. Concepts of preventive and corrective maintenance. Reliability based maintenance. Control and management of reliability systems. Quality and safety associated with maintenance analysis. Inventory control. Reliability based optimization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

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: Winter 2022

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

    • (0-8-1)

    • Prerequisites: MECH 393 and completion of 45 credits

  • MECH 572 Mechanics and Control of Robotic Manipulators (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Historical development and applications of robotic manipulators. Homogeneous transformations and geometry. Forward and inverse kinematics, manipulator Jacobian. Newton-Euler and Lagrangian formulations of inverse and forward dynamics. Trajectory planning for pick-and-place operations. Linear independent joint control and nonlinear model-based control schemes.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Sharf, Inna (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • (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.

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 2022

    Instructors: Meguid, Mohamed (Winter)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • CIVE 462 Design of Steel Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of structural steel members: plate girders, members under combined loadings, eccentrically loaded connections, composite floor systems. Design of single-storey concentrically braced frame buildings subjected to gravity, wind and seismic loading. Introduction to design software.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: González Ureña, Andrés (Fall)

  • CIVE 463 Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of reinforced concrete members: beams, one-way slabs, columns, disturbed regions, two-way slabs, shear walls, footings, retaining walls. Aspects of seismic design of columns and shear walls. Introduction to design software and the design of prestressed concrete members.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Malomo, Daniele (Winter)

  • 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 of materials, techniques and strategies; codes and guidelines; case studies, sustainable development; group project.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Afifi, Mohamed (Fall)

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, economics, scheduling of batch and continuous processes. Hazard identification in process design.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Peters, Norman; Salama, Philippe (Fall)

  • CHEE 455 Process Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Needs for process control; simple transient models and responses, first and higher-order systems, empirical determination of models, transfer functions and Laplace domain analysis, control loop hardware and associated realistic models; process and instrumentation diagrams; control philosophy; safety; open and closed loop responses; feedback control; stability analysis; controller tuning; feedforward, cascade and ratio control; control of batch and start-up processes.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Coulombe, Sylvain (Fall)

  • 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. Phase transformations, nucleation and growth. 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 2022

    Instructors: Kietzig, Anne-Marie (Winter)

List E: Electrical Engineering

0-6 credits from the following:

  • ECSE 404 Control Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Modelling and simulation of control systems; basic concepts of linear systems; open and closed loop control; classical design of controllers - specifications in the step response and the frequency domain; state space design of controllers - pole placement and LQR; sampled data systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • ECSE 426 Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to current microprocessors, their architecture, programming, interfacing and operating systems. The course includes lectures, use of crossassemblers, and simulators as well as laboratory experiments on actual microprocessor hardware.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • (1-5-3)

    • Prerequisites: CCOM 206 and ECSE 323

    • This course may be counted as a technical complementary or a lab complementary.

    • Limited Enrolment (50)

    • Lab hours assigned by instructor.

  • ECSE 436 Signal Processing Hardware (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Review of basic concepts in signals and microprocessors. Digital Signal Processing microprocessor architecture. Finite precision effects, real-time constraints, assembly language optimization. Implementation of DSP algorithms on a DSP microprocessor platform. Lab experiments on FIR filtering, IIR filtering, FFT computation, LPC analysis, circular and bit-reversed addressing, ping-pong buffering and frame-based processing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • ECSE 451 EM Transmission and Radiation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Microwave transmission through waveguides: impedance matching, microwave devices, filters and resonators; microwave transmission though free space; near and far field behaviour of electromagnetic radiators, simple antennas, antenna arrays, practical antenna parameters; the physics of the radio communication channel: reflection, diffraction and scattering and their macroscopic impact (multipath, fading).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • ECSE 464 Power Systems Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Basic principles of planning and operating interconnected power systems with emphasis on Canadian conditions. Mathematical models for system. Steady-state analysis of power systems, load flow formulation and solution algorithms. Operating strategies, economic dispatch, voltage reactive power regulation, frequency and tie-line power control.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Bouffard, François (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: ECSE 361 or ECSE 362

    • This course is offered by the Power Engineering Institute.

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