Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jerry Tien


This unit provides the fundamentals of mine ventilation, including properties of air, principles of airflow, ventilation network theory and mine ventilation system design, with the emphasis on analysis, systems design and practical application.


At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend and explain the principles and control of air-moisture behavior in underground airways
  2. Apply the principles of fluid flow in an underground mine ventilation system
  3. Comprehend and analyse the occurrence of mine gases, dusts and methane drainage and be able to develop and explain control strategies
  4. Comprehend the principles of mine fan selection in order to critique selection and produce improved solutions
  5. Comprehend natural ventilation and explain its application underground
  6. Design a basic underground mine ventilation system
  7. Comprehend and be able to apply the legislative requirements that apply to the provision of ventilation in a mine


Assignment/Laboratory/Project work (continuous assessment): 50%
Closed Book Examination (3 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

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Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice/laboratory and 7 hours private study per week.