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Advanced Level

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.

Skills and expertise

After completing the course, in addition to the comprehensive technical skills the students will have the opportunity to obtain their blasting permit for general as well as deep borehole blasting work

Entry requirements

Blasting permit or comprehensive experience on the subject of planning and executing blasting operations

Degree and title

Certificate: Blasting permit