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 First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mohan Yellishetty


The course provides an appreciation of management principles and practices vital to a mine manager's successful running of a mining enterprise. The course consists of three equally weighted modules:

  1. strategic minerals management,
  2. mine operations management, and
  3. mine asset management.


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

  • identify the key stakeholders in a mining project and their respective needs
  • apply knowledge of management theory and contractor management to mining
  • conceptualise and assess the factors that motivate people's behaviour in a mine environment
  • apply the principal performance measures used in mine management
  • question and analyse the financial management in mining operations
  • develop a holistic mine management plan

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week