Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student has gathered personal experience on operating mines. Her/his understanding is improved on the effect of local conditions on mine operations. The student has improved skills to relate theory to mining praxis.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.09.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Mikael Rinne

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mikael Rinne

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Visits to operating hard rock mines and mining equipment manufacturers. Operation processes are studied and compared.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students prepare and present reports on selected subjects after the tour.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures at visiting sites 15 h. Guided visits in mines 35 h. Preparation of reports 75 h. Presentations 8 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Material obtained from the mines and notes from presentations. Articles found from literature research.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    GEO-E2030 Rock Mechanics.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption