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: 22.09.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Only for students in EMMEP (EMC) program.