سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۳

محل انتشار: کنفرانس مهندسی معدن ایران

تعداد صفحات: ۲۰

نویسنده(ها):

MF Handley – Department of Mining Engineering, University of Pretoria
JN van der Merwe –
Webber Youngman –

چکیده:

Mining engineers have a high potential to reach very senior positions in mining companies. This exposes them to making decisions in risky
situations with incomplete information. The whole thrust of training mining engineers for industry begins with recruiting leaders, and then
providing them with the foundations to become decision makers. The departmental vision is thus to provide the mining industry with mining
engineers who will lead the industry into a new era of safety and prosperity with flair. This vision, together with minimum requirements
for engineering curricula outlined by the Engineering Council of South Africa, industry requirements, international developments in engineering
education, and emerging engineering disciplines, all combine to shape the mining engineering curriculum and the way that it is taught. The general objective of mining engineering training at the University of Pretoria therefore emphasises understanding rather than memorizing, in order to stimulate creative thinking and the development of innovative skills amongst mining engineering students. Together with good staff-student
communication, and student participation in extra-mural activities offered by the university, the correct foundation for leadership and technical
excellence has been put in place.