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Fall 2007 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Class with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Mining Engineering (MN E)  Department Info

MN E 199 -- Independent Study  (1-4 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 200 -- Introduction to Earth Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Course provides an overview of the skills, applications, and careers in mining and geological engineering. Skills introduced include mapping, air photo interpretation, geophysics, rock mechanics testing, scan line surveying, spreadsheet calculations, and mine planning. Applications introduced include mineral, energy, and water resource exploration and development, underground and surface construction, underground and surface mine development, operations, and environmental management. Course emphasizes development of teamwork, communication, and creative problem solving skills.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  G EN 200.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 210 -- Mineralogy and Petrology for Engineers  (2 units)
Description:  A foundation in mineralogy and petrology in an engineering context. The engineering context means that we will place a heavy emphasis on understanding how minerals form, how they are indentified, where economically important minerals are found, their uses, how to identify major rock types and understand their basic engineering behavior.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103A, CHEM 103B, CHEM 104A, CHEM 104B.
Identical to:  G EN 210.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 296A -- Mineral Resource Engineering Topics  (1 unit)
Description:  This proseminar provides a first opportunity for undergraduate students to research and exchange information on topics of interest to them in mineral resource engineering. This course will feature industry speakers presenting current challenges or technology innovations in the broad area of mineral resources. Students will further develop their skills in technical writing, project design, and apply their knowledge from general education courses to challenges in the global development of resources
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 299 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 391 -- Preceptorship  (1-4 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 391H -- Honors Preceptorship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 392 -- DIRECTED RESEARCH IN MINING ENGINEERING  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 396A -- Technical Trends in Mineral Resource Engineering  (1 unit)
Description:  This proseminar provides a more advanced opportunity for undergraduate students to research and exchange information on technical topics in mineral resource engineering. The course will feature industry speakers presenting current challenges or technology innovations in the broad area of mineral resources. Students will further develop their skills in technical writing, project design, and apply their knowledge from general education courses to challenges in the global development of resources. Students will develop basic project management skills in anticipation of their senior design project.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 397A -- Teaching Educational Materials  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Identical to:  G EN 397A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 399 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 402 -- Probability and Statistical Concepts in Geologic Media  (3-4 units)
Description:  Univariate probabilistic and statistical methods: data reduction, basic probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, goodness-of-fit-tests; applications in geologic media. Introduction to a few statistical packages.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 223.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  G EN 402; G EN is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 502.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 406A -- Fundamentals of Mine Ventilation  (2 units)
Description:  Determination of quality and quantity of respirable air in mining operations. Thermodynamics of mine ventilation and design of ventilation systems. Governing regulations and environmental consideration. Computer Applications, Laboratory work and Intensive Field Trip.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 211K, C E 218 or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 506A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 407 -- Equipment Operations Technology  (3 units)
Description:  The course emphasizes the processes of designing, financing, justifying, implementing, operating, and maintaining large-scale earth moving systems. Both fixed and mobile equipment is considered. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, case studies, field trips, practical design projects, industrial interaction and student centered learning. The course focuses on applications in mining, civil, and industrial engineering.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 507.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 409 -- Management Operations Technology  (3 units)
Description:  Ideal for all engineering students to learn and apply operations management, financial accounting, information technology and optimization of large-scale heavy equipment based operations at a mid-management and executive level. The course covers Management Information Technology, advanced management and financial tools, operations research database design, incentive systems and workforce motivation. The strategic management portion includes personal and organizational improvement.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Must have Senior standing and consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 509.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 411 -- Mineral Processing  (3 units)
Description:  [Taught alternate years beginning Fall 2002] Physical and chemical unit operations used to separate and recover the economic minerals and metals from their ores. The modern scientific and engineering background for the operations are presented as well as economic aspects. Includes field trips to major mining operations in Tucson area.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103A, CHEM 103B, CHEM 104A, CHEM 104B or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  MSE 411.
May be convened with:  MN E 511.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 412 -- Mine Surveying  (2 units)
Description:  Theory of measurements and errors; vertical and horizontal control methods; topographic, surface and underground mine and construction surveys; use of surveying instruments. Course includes fieldwork off campus.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Summer.

MN E 415 -- Rock Excavation  (3 units)
Description:  Methods of excavation of rock in surface and underground mines and construction, ranging from the empiricism of conventional blasting practice to the application of the fundamental mechanics of rock fracture.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); C E 215, MN E 427.
Identical to:  G EN 415.
May be convened with:  MN E 515.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 419 -- Mine Planning Software  (1 unit)
Description:  This course will provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the methodology and process by which mines are designed using modern software tools. Topics covered include compositing drill hole data, creating 3D block models, geologic interpretation, pit limit optimization, and underground models. Course may be taught at an off campus location.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 200.
May be convened with:  MN E 519.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 421 -- Disease and Illness in Mining  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to provide students an understanding of the magnitude of disease and illness in mining; determine the difference between acute and chronic disease and illness; use data bases to extract and compute disease and illness rates and learn methods to measure and report disease and illness occurrences.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 200 or consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:  CPH 421.
May be convened with:  MN E 521.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 422 -- Engineering Sustainable Development  (3 units)
Description:  This course is for students who wish to learn and engage in modern sustainable development practices with respect to engineering projects that have three areas of impact: economic,environmental and societal. The course will provide background for an understanding of the complexities and inter-relations of sustainable development issues. The focus will be on the minerals development industry, and the impacts in industrialized and developing nations, communities and the environment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 522.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 426 -- Health and Safety in Mining  (1 unit)
Description:  Fundamental concepts in the recognition, evaluation and control of health and safety hazards encountered in mining operations; includes a review of engineering management responsibilities to control accidents, a review of federal regulations and standards affecting the industrial workplace, and instruction regarding the interaction of industrial hygiene, safety, fire protection and workers' compensation to control losses resulting from industrial accidents.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  G EN 426.
May be convened with:  MN E 526.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 427 -- Geomechanics  (3-4 units)
Description:  Mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses; response to load changes: deformations, failure, discontinuity slip; in situ stress state; rock testing; geomechanical classifications; engineering applications: slopes, pillars, tunnels, dam foundations; reinforcement design.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  C E 215 or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  G EN 427.
May be convened with:  MN E 527.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 430 -- Mine Examination and Valuation  (3 units)
Description:  Principles and procedures in mineral property valuation, geostatistical ore reserve estimation, engineering, economics, investment analysis; use of a microcomputer.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 200 or consent of instructor. Concurrent registration, MN E 407.
Credit for:  2 units engineering design, 1 unit engineering science.
May be convened with:  MN E 530.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 433M -- Mining Geology Methods  (1 unit)
Description:  Methods and techniques of collection of geological data in tunnels and mines, and on surfaces. Interpretation of 3-dimensional data based on correlation of underground with surface data.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Senior standing in GEOS or MN E.
Identical to:  GEOS 433M; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 533M.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 434 -- Surface Mine Design  (2 units)
Description:  Computer aided design of a modern surface mine incorporating feasibility analysis, pit limit design, operating systems, production sequencing and scheduling and short-term planning.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 200, MNE 407, MN E 427 or consent of instructor.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  MN E 534.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 438 -- Underground Mine Design  (3 units)
Description:  Computer aided design of a modern underground mine incorporating feasibility analysis, mining methods and operating systems, stope and development sequencing and short-term planning. (3ES).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 200, MN E 407, MN E 427, MN E 430 or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 538.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 441 -- Environmental Management and Mine Reclamation  (3 units)
Description:  Principles and practices of mine environmental management and reclamation; pre-mining assessment. Design of water management systems (contaminant removal; settling ponds, groundwater protection); recontouring and revegetation; air quality management; noise and seismic mitigation. Maintaining permits; closure and bond release and ultimate land use. Best management practices.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B; CHEM 104B; CE 218 or AME 331 or CHEE 203; or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 541.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 447 -- Underground Construction Geomechanics  (3 units)
Description:  Geomechanical aspects of underground excavation in rock. Empirical and mechanistic stability evaluation and design.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  MN E 427 or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 547.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 484 -- Fundamentals of Industrial and Environmental Health  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the principles of occupational and environmental health, with emphasis on industrial hygiene aspects of recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental and industrial health hazards.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  CPH 484; CPH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 490 -- Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth  (3 units)
Description:  A multidisciplinary course delineating the physical basis of electromagnetic remote sensing, the concepts of information extraction, and applications pertinent to earth systems science.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  REM 490; REM is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 590.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 492 -- DIRECTED RESEARCH IN MINING ENGINEERING  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 494 -- Practicum  (1-6 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 494A -- Unit Operations  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be convened with:  MN E 594A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  Students work in teams to solve substantive real-world design problems in their academic discipline. The class is normally taken over two semesters, and involves teaming, ethics, innovative experiment or prototype design and construction, testing, evaluation, and optimization. Final designs are presented to a panel of professional engineers for judging. The final designs are documented in writing including project scheduling, management, and budgets.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Senior standing.
May be repeated:  for a total of 3 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 499 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 502 -- Probability and Statistical Concepts in Geologic Media  (3-4 units)
Description:  Univariate probabilistic and statistical methods: data reduction, basic probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, goodness-of-fit-tests; applications in geologic media. Introduction to a few statistical packages. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth term paper on an application.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  G EN 502; G EN is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 402.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 506A -- Fundamentals of Mine Ventilation  (2 units)
Description:  Determination of quality and quantity of respirable air in mining operations. Thermodynamics of mine ventilation and design of ventilation systems. Governing regulations and environmental consideration. Computer Applications, Laboratory work and Intensive Field Trip. Graduate-level requirements include two additional homework assignments, an individual project to complete and additional questions on exams.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 406A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 507 -- Equipment Operations Technology  (3 units)
Description:  The course emphasizes the processes of designing, financing, justifying, implementing, operating, and maintaining large-scale earth moving systems. Both fixed and mobile equipment is considered. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, case studies, field trips, practical design projects, industrial interaction and student centered learning. The course focuses on applications in mining, civil, and industrial engineering. Graduate-level requirement includes individual graduate project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 407.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 509 -- Management Operations Technology  (3 units)
Description:  Ideal for all engineering students to learn and apply operations management, financial accounting, information technology and optimization of large-scale heavy equipment based operations at a mid-management and executive level. The course covers Management Information Technology, advanced management and financial tools, operations research database design, incentive systems and workforce motivation. The strategic management portion includes personal and organizational improvement. Graduate-level requirements include an individual graduate project .
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 409.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 511 -- Mineral Processing  (3 units)
Description:  [Taught alternate years beginning Fall 2002] Physical and chemical unit operations used to separate and recover the economic minerals and metals from their ores. The modern scientific and engineering background for the operations are presented as well as economic aspects. Includes field trips to major mining operations in Tucson area. Graduate-level requirements include an advanced research project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  knowledge of chemistry or consent of instructor
Identical to:  MSE 511.
May be convened with:  MN E 411.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 515 -- Rock Excavation  (3 units)
Description:  Methods of excavation of rock in surface and underground mines and construction, ranging from the empiricism of conventional blasting practice to the application of the fundamental mechanics of rock fracture. Graduate-level requirements include a research project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of rock mechanics or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  G EN 515.
May be convened with:  MN E 415.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 519 -- Mine Planning Software  (1 unit)
Description:  This course will provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the methodology and process by which mines are designed using modern software tools. Topics covered include compositing drill hole data, creating 3D block models, geologic interpretation, pit limit optimization, and underground models. Course may be taught at an off campus location. Graduate-level requirents include a more in-depth work in the area of 3D block models, interpolation, and constraints on mine design. Grading percentages will remain the same but more extensive homework and projects will be assigned.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
May be convened with:  MN E 419.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 521 -- Disease and Illness in Mining  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to provide students an understanding of the magnitude of disease and illness in mining; determine the difference between acute and chronic disease and illness; use data bases to extract and compute disease and illness rates and learn methods to measure and report disease and illness occurrences. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Prerequisite(s):  consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:  CPH 521.
May be convened with:  MN E 421.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 522 -- Engineering Sustainable Development  (3 units)
Description:  This course is for students who wish to learn and engage in modern sustainable development practices with respect to engineering projects that have three areas of impact: economic,environmental and societal. The course will provide background for an understanding of the complexities and inter-relations of sustainable development issues. The focus will be on the minerals development industry, and the impacts in industrialized and developing nations, communities and the environment. Gradute-level requirements include project management duties, where graduate students are expected to manage groups of undergraduates in the design of the final term project. Additional graduate projects and assignments will have requirements for type and quantity of work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 422.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 526 -- Health and Safety in Mining  (1 unit)
Description:  Fundamental concepts in the recognition, evaluation and control of health and safety hazards encountered in mining operations; includes a review of engineering management responsibilities to control accidents, a review of federal regulations and standards affecting the industrial workplace, and instruction regarding the interaction of industrial hygiene, safety, fire protection and workers' compensation to control losses resulting from industrial accidents. Graduate-level requirements include a term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Identical to:  G EN 526.
May be convened with:  MN E 426.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 527 -- Geomechanics  (3-4 units)
Description:  Mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses; response to load changes: deformations, failure, discontinuity slip; in situ stress state; rock testing; geomechanical classifications; engineering applications: slopes, pillars, tunnels, dam foundations; reinforcement design. Graduate-level requirements include either a research project or a research paper at the discretion of the instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of mechanics of materials or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  G EN 527.
May be convened with:  MN E 427.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 529 -- Rock Slope Analyses and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Geologic and engineering considerations in design of optimum rock slope angles; constitutive models for intact rock and joints; theoretical stability analysis, monitoring and control of existing slopes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  G EN 529.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 530 -- Mine Examination and Valuation  (3 units)
Description:  Principles and procedures in mineral property valuation, geostatistical ore reserve estimation, engineering, economics, investment analysis; use of a microcomputer. Graduate-level requirements include either a research project or a research paper at the discretion of the instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Credit for:  2 units engineering design, 1 unit engineering science.
May be convened with:  MN E 430.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 533M -- Mining Geology Methods  (1 unit)
Description:  Methods and techniques of collection of geological data in tunnels and mines, and on surfaces. Interpretation of 3-dimensional data based on correlation of underground with surface data. Graduate-level requirements include completion of maps and a report.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Graduate standing in GEOS or MN E.
Identical to:  GEOS 533M; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 433M.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 534 -- Surface Mine Design  (2 units)
Description:  Computer aided design of a modern surface mine incorporating feasibility analysis, pit limit design, operating systems, production sequencing and scheduling and short-term planning. Graduate-level requirements include participation in weekly graduate group discussions, two (2) additional homework assignments, technical report on an advanced subject, and an oral class presentation/lecture.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of mining methods and equipment or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 434.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 538 -- Underground Mine Design  (3 units)
Description:  Computer aided design of a modern underground mine incorporating feasibility analysis, mining methods and operating systems, stope and development sequencing and short-term planning. (3ES). Graduate-level requirements include participation in weekly graduate group discussions, two (2) additional homework assignments, technical report on an advanced subject, oral class presentation/lecture
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  knowledge of mining methods and equipment or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 438.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 541 -- Environmental Management and Mine Reclamation  (3 units)
Description:  Principles and practices of mine environmental management and reclamation; pre-mining assessment. Design of water management systems (contaminant removal; settling ponds, groundwater protection); recontouring and revegetation; air quality management; noise and seismic mitigation. Maintaining permits; closure and bond release and ultimate land use. Best management practices. Graduate-level requirements include additional assignments and a research paper or presentation on a specific environmental management topic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be convened with:  MN E 441.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 547 -- Underground Construction Geomechanics  (3 units)
Description:  Geomechanical aspects of underground excavation in rock. Empirical and mechanistic stability evaluation and design. Graduate-level requirements include an independent design/analysis project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of geomechanics or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  MN E 447.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 580 -- The Mechanics of Fracture in Rock and Other Brittle Materials  (3 units)
Description:  Fracture mechanics theory applied to the deformation and failure of rock; numerical techniques; micromechanical damage models; flow through fractures; the mechanics of faulting and earthquake rupture.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  G EN 580.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 587 -- Applied Neural Network Computing  (3 units)
Description:  Theoretical development and applications of artificial neural networks for classification, parameter estimation, prediction, filtering, and association. Emphasis is placed on applications in science and engineering.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Prerequisite(s):  Knowledge of a computer programming language.
Identical to:  G EN 587.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MN E 590 -- Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth  (3 units)
Description:  A multidisciplinary course delineating the physical basis of electromagnetic remote sensing, the concepts of information extraction, and applications pertinent to earth systems science. Graduate-level requirements include an additional term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  REM 590; REM is home department.
May be convened with:  MN E 490.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MN E 594 -- Practicum  (1-4 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 594A -- Unit Operations  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be convened with:  MN E 494A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 599 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 696A -- Research Seminar  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Identical to:  G EN 696A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 696B -- Modern Mining Information Systems  (1 unit)
Description:  This course is designed for frontline technical personnel (engineers), experienced graduate students, mid-level managers, and process improvement technologists who are currently engaged in the investment and utilization of modern information technology (IT) for mines such as Fleet Management systems, drill monitoring, maintenance, performance monitoring, and Enterprise Systems.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MN E 699 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 900 -- Research  (1-4 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 909 -- Master's Report  (3 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 910 -- Thesis  (1-6 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MN E 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
Grading:  a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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