Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining

Course Codes
Curtin 310052
UNSW MINE3910
UQ MINE3127
UoA MINING4104

Course Leader
Dr Basil Beamish

Node Leaders
Curtin Dr Dinty Mather
UNSW Dr Simit Ravel
UQ Dr Basil Beamish
UoA A/Prof Emmanuel Chanda

Description
This course provides the future mining engineer with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the socio-environmental impacts both positive and negative that mining may have on society.

On completion of the course, the student should be capable of demonstrating an understanding of:

  • Legal & political context of mining in Australia.
  • Principles of Sustainable Development.
  • Company-based initiatives in environmental management.
  • State of the art techniques in environmental management of mine sites.
  • Major issues associated with social/community impacts of mining in Australia and internationally

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