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Advanced Level

Engineering

International Mining Engineer (University Course)

Course aim and target audience

The university course "International Mining Engineer" provides a science-based and practical extension as well as an educational intensification for participants in the field of raw materials extraction and its related disciplines. This post-graduate education conforms to international standards and customs and ensures this by means of cooperations with six other international universities.

Course contents and focus

 

The education focuses on the field of raw materials extraction as well as related scientific disciplines.

The various aspects and challenges relating to mining technology as well as, in particular, hazards and mining safety are mandatory courses.

The elective modules focus on areas such as

  • Mass mining
  • Underground coal mining
  • Coal mine hazards and coal mine safety
  • Underground hard rock mining and rock reinforcement
  • Mine automation and mining equipment
  • Mine transport systems
  • Project management, finance and appraisal
  • Mechanical excavation engineering
  • Open pit mining
  • Construction

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International Mining Engineer


NATM – New Austrian Tunnelling Method (University Course)

Course aim and target audience

The university course “NATM-Engineer” (New Austrian Tunnelling Method) was introduced in response to the globally increasing demand for qualified tunnel engineers. Traditional educational courses relating to the mining industry, civil engineering and engineering geology only address a few sections of this vast field of knowledge. This university course is also offered, by extension, as a master’s programme and provides in-depth professional knowledge in the fields of geo-technology and tunnel construction, with particular focus on the NATM (New Austrian Tunnelling Method). It is the only course of its kind in the world.
The education is designed for engineers with previous structural or mining engineering training, as well as geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists with an extensive technical background desiring to specialize in the field of NATM.

Course contents and focus

The students will be theoretically and practically prepared to construct tunnels according to the characteristics of the “New Austrian Tunnelling Method”, that means planning independently, executing the project from a responsible position or attending it in a consulting position – with special responsibilities in geotechnical, static, organisational, contractual and economic matters.

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Blasting Engineering (University Course)

Course aim and target audience

The course has been conceptualized with master craftsmen, engineers and graduate engineers in mind, who are involved with the complex task of above ground extraction blasting. Participation in the course requires a blasting permit or, alternatively, comprehensive experience on the subject of planning and executing blasting operations.

Course contents and focus

The university course addresses innovations and experiences relating to blasting operations in surface mining, rock quarries and in construction (rock blasting), calculating the blasting installations, introduction of modern procedures for monitoring the blasting operations, or the environmental impact from blasting operations. The instruction also includes a practical blasting course.

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