University of Exeter
Mining Lifecycle (Professional)
Open to all mining professionals with a relevant degree or with relevant technical experience. Applicants without a degree considered on a case by case basis. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.
Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The following are examples of the modules you might expect to study;
Module 1 - Discovery: Introduction to the Mining Value Chain; Introduction to Geology, Rock Properties and Ore Forming Processes; Mineral Exploration; The Mining Business and Mineral Economics.
Module 2 - Design: Deposit Evaluation and Resource Estimation; Introduction to Mining Methods and Mine Method Selection; Mine Planning and Mine Construction and Pre-production Decision Making
Module 3 - Recovery: Principles of Surface Mining Operations; Principles of Underground Mining Operations; Mineral Processing; Mine Waste Management and Mineral Products
Module 4 - Impacts: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining; Economic Impacts of Mining (downstream and side stream investment); Mine Closure and Remediation and Corporate and Social Responsibility and the License to Operate
All modules are assessed by diverse assignments aligned with industry needs and expectations such as management style reports, project group activities and including group and individual presentations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time||January 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (EU)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||January 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||January 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||January 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||January 2017||GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penryn Campus||Falmouth||TR10 9EZ||South West|