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


This unit covers mine rescue procedures both at the team level as well as from a management level. The unit will focus on response strategies for various types of emergencies as well as aspects of effective training for emergency teams. Students will also participate in a variety of simulated emergencies.


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

  • analyze past incidents to distill lessons for improvement.
  • comprehend common mine emergencies and assemble proper response strategies
  • assemble and critique knowledge of mine rescue procedures and techniques
  • comprehend and critique the principles behind the advanced equipment used by rescue teams
  • apply techniques to identify and assess proper solutions to rescue scenarios
  • apply basic tenets of mine rescue to improve personal safety


Assignments/Practical/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, practical, project work) 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 practical, and 7 hours private study per week.