Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mining Engineering)

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Course Structure

M. Tech. Mining Engineering is a 2 year course divided into 4 semesters. The marks of the students are based on their performances in Theory exams, Industrial training, Seminar /viva-voce, Dissertation and Teaching assignment/ Lab work. 

The course is designed in a way which has all essential topics of waste management, mine closure and types of industrial disputes in accordance to Mining Engineering.

The scheme of assessment for M. Tech. Mining Engineering is 60% weightage of externals and 40% weightage of internals.

Syllabus

Subjects included in the syllabus cover concepts of equipment reliability, design and safety and risk factors in Mining Engineering with personnel management subjects as well.

The subject has elective subjects like geo-informatics, surface mine planning, underground planning etc.

An overview of the courses and topics covered in is given below:

Name of the Subject

Topics

Objective

Operations Research

  • Introduction to Operation Research
  • Linear Programming
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Network Analysis
  • Inventory Models
  • Queuing Theory
  • Non-linear Programming

The objective of this subject is to introduce students to the basics of operations research.

Applied Rock Mechanics

  • In-situ Stresses
  • Stress Around Mine Openings
  • Design of Mine Openings and Pillars
  • Design of Supports
  • Goaf  Support
  • Rock Bursts and Bumps
  • Subsidence

The goal of this subject is to make students understand the designing of mine openings and supports.

Project Management

  • Financial Analysis
  • Personnel Management
  • Work Study
  • Inventory Planning and Management
  • Purchasing and Tendering
  • Project Monitoring
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Mine Closure Planning
  • Quality Management

This subject teaches students how to manage the personnel and other factors involved in mining industry.

Eco-Friendly Mining

  • Overview
  • Basic concept
  • Environmental Parameters
  • Waste Management
  • Mine Closure
  • Environmental Policies and Laws

The objective of this course is to teach students how to make the mining process eco-friendly.

Physical And Numerical Simulation

  • Principles and Basic Concepts of Simulation
  • Physical Modeling
  • Boundary Element Method
  • Finite Difference Method

This subject helps the students to learn Principles and Basic Concepts of Simulation.

Geo-Informatics

  • Introduction to Geo-informatics and its Application to Mining Engineering.
  • Principles of Geo-informatics
  • Geological Discontinuities
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

This course enhances the knowledge of the student regarding Geo-informatics and its Applications.

Reliability Engineering

  • Basic Concepts of Reliability
  • Design for Reliability
  • Component Reliability and Hazard Models
  • Reliability Assessment Approaches
  • Equipment Reliability Analysis

This course helps the students to gain knowledge about the approaches and components of Reliability.

Safety And Risk Management In Mines

  • Source of risk and hazard in mines
  • Accident analysis and control
  • Cost of accident
  • System engineering approach to risk and safety
  • Hazard identification Techniques
  • Risk assessment process. Risk reduction
  • Safety audits and control
  • Human behavioral approach in safety

The goal of this subject is to enable students understand the approach to risk and safety.

Industrial Training

6 weeks training

This training is mandatory for the students pursuing this course.

Dissertation

Submission of research paper

The students pursuing this course have to submit a Dissertation at the end of the last semester.

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