Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L2P + 1 day field trip

Incompatible

ENVM3305

Assessment methods

Review, reports.

Course coordinator

Dr Talitha Santini (t.santini@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

As mining activity intensifies, so do the impacts of mining and refining processes. The environmental impacts of these processes must be managed carefully to balance stakeholder expectations with financial costs to the mining company. This course provides an introduction to the management of environmental impacts associated with mining and refining activities. Through a combination of lectures, field trips, and practicals, students will learn how to: identify and mitigate potential environmental impacts during mining and refining processes; work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to create an environmental management plan; critically assess management plans and suggest improvements; and manage uncertainties (technology, expenses, stakeholder expectations) when developing management plans. Emphasis is placed on case studies to illustrate major themes of the course with real world examples.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile