FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGMINING ENGINEERING


Minor Programs

MINOR PROGRAMS IN MINING ENGINEERING

Minor Program in Rock Mechanics

In recent years, rock mechanics is widely utilized in various areas outside the mining engineering such as tunneling; rock foundations; dam construction; highways; deep drilling; underground storage of nuclear waste, natural gas etc.; underground civil and defense structures like parking areas, subway stations; sports center. The main purpose of this program is to provide the successful and motivated students with a broad knowledge of rock mechanics which will enable them to practice their profession in an interdisciplinary manner. The program is composed of rock mechanics principles and its application to surface and subsurface structures in rock.

Compulsory Courses

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (hours/week)

Laboratory (hours/week)

ECTS Credit

MINE317

INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS

3

2

2

5.0

MINE324

ROCK FRAGMENTATION

3

3

0

5.0

MINE421

APPLIED ROCK MECHANICS: SURFACE STRUCT

3

3

0

5.0

MINE446

APPLIED ROCK MECH.: UNDERGROUND STRUCT.

3

3

0

5.0


2 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Mining Engineering.
Total minimum credit: 18

 

 

 

 

 

Minor Program in Mineral Technology

Use of mineral raw materials has been steadily increasing in quantity and quality since the beginning of the industrial revolution. This increase will continue in the foreseeable future with more emphasis on the quality because of the growing environmental concerns. This program will help the students to get an understanding of how minerals are produced and processed. With this understanding, students of other disciplines will become better equipped to evaluate ore deposits, to extract metals from ores, to safely dispose waste, etc.

Compulsory Courses

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (hours/week)

Laboratory (hours/week)

ECTS Credit

MINE202

SURFACE MINING

3

3

0

6.0

MINE309

MINERAL PROCESSING I

3

2

2

5.0

MINE310

MINERAL PROCESSING II

3

2

2

5.0

MINE407

MINE VALUATION

3

2

2

5.0

MINE417

MINE VENTILATION

3

2

2

5.0

MINE419

MATERIALS HANDLING &MINE TRANSPORT

3

3

0

5.0

elective course(s) approved by the Department of Mining Engineering.
Total minimum credit: 18