TGB4246 - Mining Engineering, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course is part of the specialization Technical Resource Geology and Mineral Production within the study programme Geotechnology, and provides a specialization in Mining Engineering. It builds on the basic courses TGB4227 Mineral Production, Basic Course and TBA4150 Construction Engineering. The course focuses on feasibility studies, mine planning, layout and design, cost estimation and profitability analysis. The student will be introduced to modern mine planning tools.

Learning outcome

After this course the student should know modern methods for planning and control of mining. Further the student should know how the choice of solutions affects resource utilisation, energy consumption, health and safety, environmental impact, production capacity, costs and production stability and the required inputs and design criteria to the planning prosess. After the course the student should be able to design layout for underground and surface mines, make production plans in the form of life-of-mine- to weekly schedules. Further the student should be able to define infrastructure and production system requirements and have insight into how moderne planning tools are used in the whole planning and designing process.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, obligatory exercises and obligatory excursion (might be organized during weekend). Excursion may be scheduled for a weekend. The use of student reference groups for course evaluation is made dependent on the number of students. All students take part in the course evaluation if there are fewer than three students.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field trip
  • Excercise

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geology (MGEOL)
Geoscience and Georesources (MSGEOS)
Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO)

Required previous knowledge

TGB4227 Mineral Production, Basic Course or TGB4242 Mining Methods, Basic Course, and TBA4150 Construction Engineering, or equivalent.

Course materials

Notes from lectures, selected articles and other written material.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mineral Production
  • Mining Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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