MINING ENGINEERING

MNE409
Applied Engineering Geotechnics
MNE409 | mne | 1 Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

 This course is an introductory and practical course to the study of the applications of geotechnical engineering in mining projects. It is designed primarily for mining engineering students to be able to carry out standard site investigations tests. It involves demonstration of principles and techniques of operations research using real life projects. The course intends to teach basic knowledge of site investigation techniques, principles, practice and tools involving soil and rocks. Engineering classifications of soil and rocks based on some characteristics will also be discussed. Practical site investigation, case studies and simulated industrial experience will be carried out in order to expose students to real situations involving geotechnical engineering.

MNE413
Drilling and Blasting
MNE413 | mne | 1 Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is 400 level course designed primarily for students in Mining Engineering discipline. However, it also meets the need of students preparing to work in underground mine. This involves training in analysis of air quality, quantity of air and flow in mine opening. The focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their ability to understand ventilation circuits and flow in networks. Topics to be covered include fundamentals of mine ventilation; engineering dust control, flow through mine opening; simple network; State of air flow; ventilation circuits; mine air ventilation survey, fan selection and arrangement.

MNE 401
Underground Mining
MNE 401 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is very vital for students of Mining Engineering in acquainting themselves with the basic knowledge and understanding of the different developmental processes involved in solid mineral extraction from the bowel of the earth’s crust. This course will surely enlighten the students on the various methods of estimating economic ore reserves. This course will definitely highlight the selection, design and development of most suitable underground mining systems based on the physical and geological properties of mineral deposits. This program is also designed to expose the students to the latest techniques in the mining industry with respect to support mechanisms, unsupported and supported underground mining methods. Similarly, conservation and environmental systems and equipment, conveyors, cable ropeways and rope haulage, trackless mining systems, hydraulic transport and pipeline systems will be impacted to the students. Furthermore, at the end of the course, the students are expected to master the cases studies of typical underground mines, notably: coal, metallic and non-metallic. Finally, field trip(s) will be arranged for the students to operating mines or quarries.

MNE 403
Oil and Gas Well Drilling
MNE 403 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is essential for students of Mining Engineering in acquainting themselves with the techniques for oil/gas well drilling. Topics to be taught are: drilling rigs (equipment, hoisting, drill string, casing, drill bits) and drill string design; circulating system (drilling fluids, drilling hydraulics); functions of drilling mud, types and fundamental properties of drilling mud; drilling, casing and completion programmes; offshore drilling rigs; drilling line design consideration; mud engineering; casing design; functions and types of casing; strength consideration and loading; cementing (functions, classes and types cement); properties of cement slurry; mechanics of cementing; hole problems; formation characteristics and associated drilling problems; directional drilling and multi-zone completion; well head equipment; planning and materials selection for drilling programmes; fishing, work-over; site visit.

MNE 405
Mine Geometry
MNE 405 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Concept of the course mine geometry. Geometry of rocks/mineral deformation. Effects of temperature, pressure on deformation of mineral rocks. Spatial representation of form and structure of mineral deposit. Sress-strain relation in classification of the geometric nature of faults in mineral layers. Graphical/statiscal analysis of mineral properties in a mineral deposit. Tectonic destruction: definition and classification; effects on geometry state on the form, structure and condition of bedding in a mineral deposit. Concept and definition of Geoinformatics as a modern tool for the study of mine geometry. Classification of mine geometry as a basic tool for mine planning.

MNE 407
Mine Ventilation
MNE 407 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is 400 level course designed primarily for students in Mining Engineering discipline. However, it also meets the need of students preparing to work in underground mine. This involves training in analysis of air quality, quantity of air and flow in mine opening. The focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their ability to understand ventilation circuits and flow in networks. Topics to be covered include fundamentals of mine ventilation; engineering dust control, flow through mine opening; simple network; State of air flow; ventilation circuits; mine air ventilation survey, fan selection and arrangement.

MNE411
Application of Fluid Mechanics in Mining
MNE411 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course deals with the application of the principles of fluid mechanics to mining engineering. It explains the relevance of fluid statics and dynamics in mine ventilation, mine shafts, mine pump selection, mine drainage, and dewatering. It involves demonstration of principles and techniques of hydraulic models, cutting transport and flow measurements in various transport system.