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M.SC. / PG.

DIPLOMA IN

MINING AND MINERAL EXPLORATION


AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH RESOURCES ENGINEERING OF UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA

Intake (01)

June 2013

M.Sc. /PG Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration

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M.Sc./ PG. Dip. in Mining and Mineral Exploration

Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration


Title of Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration Programme Type: Taught Programme Programme Mode: Part-time

Degree of Master of Science in Mining and Mineral Exploration


Title of Award: Master of Science in Mining and Mineral Exploration Programme Type: A Programme Mode: Part-time

M.Sc. /PG Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration

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Curriculum and Scheme of Evaluation

Course Curriculum
Code ER 5301 ER 5302 ER 5331 ER 5332 ER 5333 ER 5334 ER 5303 ER 5304 ER 5305 ER 5390 ER 5335 ER 5336 ER 5337 ER 5306 ER 5391 ER 5338 ER 5339 ER 5340 ER 6399 Module Name Application of geochemistry and geophysics in mineral exploration Drilling, borehole logging and reserve estimation Minerals and economic mineral deposits Mine feasibility and planning Rock slope engineering Surface and underground mine survey Excavation Engineering Explosive engineering and rock blasting Mining and mineral transport Mine visits and mineral exploration field camp Groundwater exploration and water wells Marine mineral resources and offshore exploration Civil engineering practice for mining industry Mine management and entrepreneurship Design project** RS & GIS techniques for mineral industry Environmental aspects in mining Petroleum exploration and well drilling Total for PG Diploma M.Sc. Research Dissertation*** Total for M.Sc. Degree C 20.0 60.0 20.0 Category* C C E E E E C C C C E E E C C E E E Credits 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 40.0 20.0 60.0 6.0 6.0 14.0 8.0 9.0 14.0 5.0 Min. Required Group Total

* C: Compulsory, and E: Elective **These 4Credits are distributed in 2 &3 Semesters *** Only for M.Sc. degree

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Scheme of Evaluation
Evaluation ( % )* Code Core Modules PG Diploma ER 5301 Application of geochemistry & geophysics in mineral exploration Drilling, borehole logging and reserve estimation Excavation engineering Explosive engineering and rock blasting Mining and mineral transport Mine management and entrepreneurship Mine visits and mineral exploration field camp Design Project M.Sc. Degree ER 6399 Research Dissertation Optional Modules ER 5331 ER 5332 ER 5333 ER 5334 ER 5335 ER 5336 ER 5337 ER 5338 ER 5339 ER 5340 Minerals and economic mineral deposits Mine feasibility and planning Rock slope engineering Surface and underground mine survey Groundwater exploration and water wells Marine mineral resources and offshore exploration Civil engineering practice for mining industry RS & GIS techniques for mineral industry Environmental aspects in mining Petroleum exploration and well drilling 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 20.0 100 3.0 4020 6020 Module Name Credits Continuous Assessment Written Exam

ER 5302 ER 5303 ER 5304 ER 5305 ER 5306 ER 5390 ER 5391

2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 4.0

4020 4020 4020 4020 4020 100 100

6020 6020 6020 6020 6020 -

* The actual values for assignment and the written exam are to be given at the commencement of each semester
Total credits required for the PG diploma is 40. 19 from compulsory modules and 21 from optional modules. Total credits required for the M.Sc. degree is 60. 40 as PG Diploma and 20 from the individual M.Sc. research dissertation.

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Code Credits

ER 5301 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Application of Geochemistry and Geophysics in Mineral Exploration 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply geochemical and geophysical techniques for mineral exploration Outline Syllabus

Geochemistry: Low temperature behavior of elements, mechanical and chemical weathering of rocks, soil profiles, water chemistry (rain water, acid rains, streams, groundwater, seawater, buffering capacity, elemental cycling), introduction to geochemistry (relationships and migration of elements, elements in geochemical cycle, geochemical mobility and environments), types of geochemical surveys (Reconnaissance, Follow-up and Detailed), Rock, Soil, water and Stream Sediment surveys (sample collection, preparation, analysis and interpretation), Applications in mineral exploration (Gem, Gold, etc). Geophysics: Introduction to global geophysics, geophysical survey design, concept, theory and mechanism of following geophysical techniques i) Gravity methods ii) Magnetic method iii) Seismic method iv) Electromagnetic methods; Self potential and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) v) Electrical method; resistivity induced polarization. Applications in mineral exploration.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Planning a geochemical survey Planning a geophysical survey

Code Credits

ER 5302 2.0

Title Lectures hours

Drilling, Borehole Logging and Reserve Estimation 20 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 16

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to select sampling methods, drilling methods, logging of borehole samples and estimate mineral reserves Outline Syllabus

Sampling, sample preparation, splitting, analytical methods, pitting and trenching, auger drilling, rotary, percussion and diamond core drilling, logging of borehole samples, selection of borehole locations and patterns, ore reserve estimation and grade calculations, the JORC code, tonnage calculation methods.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments logging of borehole samples Ore reserve estimation and grade calculations

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Code Credits

ER 5303 2.0

Title Lectures hours

Excavation Engineering 24 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 8

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to select the suitable explosive, design drilling method and drilling parameters, select the method of excavation and design suitable support system. Outline Syllabus

Types and classification of excavation: Role, service life, excavation stages in the mining process Methods of Excavation: Drilling and blasting (full face and partial), boring Drilling and Blasting: rotary/ percussion/ diamond drilling. Drilling machinery for different types of excavation Rock Blasting: cut-hole-round, distribution of charge/ cut-hole-round/ relieves and contour holes Muck removal: Methods machinery and integration with the overall transport system of the mine Ventilation: ventilation specifics and integration with the central mine ventilation system Supports: Design, types of supports(timber, rock-bolting, shortcreting, reinforced concrete, steel ) Furnishing: Furnishing of excavation

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Selection of type of excavation given the ore-body parameters and required plant and mechinary

Code Credits

ER 5304 2.0

Title Lectures hours

Explosive Engineering and Rock Blasting 24 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 8

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to select the suitable explosive and design of rock blasting. Outline Syllabus

Explosives chemistry, types and characteristics of explosives, mechanism of rock breakage, initiation systems and blasting patterns, bench blasting and controlled parameter, special types of blasting/ pre-splitting/ cautious blasting/ demolition of structures etc.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Blasting impacts and mitigation, measurement and evaluation

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Code Credits

ER 5305 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Mining and Mineral Transport 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop a suitable mining method and mineral transport devices for the extraction of a mineral deposit, Outline Syllabus

Surface mining methods: placer deposit and open pit mining method of mining and mine scheduling, different types of motive power used in surface mining, productivity and maintenance of heavy earth moving machinery, hydraulic mineral transport, pneumatic mineral transport and safety aspects in surface mining. Underground mining methods: Cut & Fill method, Shrinkage stoping,Board and pillar method - design and development, pillar extraction by caving and stowing using various techniques, supports, Long wall method - advance and retreat, shear and plough faces, Design of long wall workings, Thick seam mining, problems and special methods like gallery blasting, sub-level caving, horizon mining, contiguous, hydraulic mining, underground coal gasification. Safety aspect in underground mining. Solution mining: surface and underground Off-shore mining methods: dredging, transportation and safety aspects of offshore mining. Mine ventilation: Underground atmosphere; Heat load sources and thermal environment, air cooling; Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation; Mine fans and their usage; Auxiliary

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Design a suitable mining method using given parameters Design a mine ventilation system

Code Credits

ER 5306 2.0

Title Lectures hours

Mine Management and Entrepreneurship 24 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 8

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify mineral industry involvement in national economy, apply scientific management techniques in mining industry, plan mining work schedule effectively and evaluate finance condition of the company. Outline Syllabus

Mine management: History and development of mine management, Principles of scientific management, Functions of management, Organization structure of a mine and a mining company, Time and work study, Balance sheet and profit and loss accounts, Human Resources Management, Industrial relations, Trade union and workers participation in management, Industrial psychology, Operations research. Mine Legislation and entrepreneurship: National mineral policy (Mining, Explosive and environmental acts) , Conservation of minerals, Royalty and taxation, mining licenses, Pricing and sales of minerals, marketing and inventory, costing, wages and incentives.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Designing and organizational structure for a given mining project Preparation of mine financial report

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Code Credits

ER 5390 1.0

Title Lectures hours

Mine Visits and Mineral Exploration Field Camp Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 28

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply geochemical and geophysical techniques for mineral exploration Outline Syllabus

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Semester 2 (Field Camp & Mine Visits) An approved comprehensive field work done with a group of maximum of 5 candidates under the supervision of a staff member. 1. 2. 3. Geochemical methods in mineral exploration Geophysical methods in mineral exploration Mine visits

Evaluated by; Group field report and presentation (30%) Individual field written examination (70%)

Code Credits

ER 5391 4.0

Title Lectures hours

Design Project Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours -

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills for solving problems related with mining and mineral exploration Outline Syllabus

This is two semester course Semester 2 and Semester 3 An approved comprehensive design project on mining or mineral exploration done with a group of maximum of 5 candidates under the supervision of a senior staff member.

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Code Credits

ER 6399 20.0

Title Lectures hours

Research Dissertation Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours -

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop solutions through research for problems and shortcomings in mining and mineral exploration, Produce scientific publication on outcome of the research. Outline Syllabus

An approved individual comprehensive research, done under the supervision of a staff member, and to be evaluated by a dissertation and an oral examination.

The period not less than 09months on a part time basis or 04 months on a full time basis.

Code Credits Learning Outcomes

ER 5331 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Minerals and Economic Mineral Deposits 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identifying rocks and minerals and recognizing economic minerals/deposits. Outline Syllabus

Introduction to crystallography and mineralogy, chemistry of minerals, physical properties of minerals, genesis of minerals, classification (silicate and non silicate minerals), identification of common economic minerals and mineral sands. Introduction to petrology, rock cycle, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to economic minerals, metallic and non metallic minerals, ores and ore deposits, genesis and mode of occurrence of mineral deposits, tectonics and mineralization, classification of mineral deposit(magmatic, sedimentary, metamorphic and metasomatic), mineral deposits of Sri Lanka.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Physical properties of rocks and minerals, identification of common rocks, economic minerals and mineral sands

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Code Credits

ER 5332 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Mine Feasibility and Planning 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify economic and technical feasibility of mining an ore reserve, design layout of the mine site, propose a suitable mine opening methods, develop work schedule.

Outline Syllabus

Mine feasibility study: Technical and economical feasibility studies, preparation of mining projects feasibility and detailed project reports, mineral project evaluation and selection criteria, value of minerals, cash flow, risk factor, inflation, sources of funding, government policies, ore block modeling and planning for closure. Planning for mining: Lay out , mine openings , optimization of mining parameters, planning of production capacities, selection of equipment,

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Carryout a feasibility study for the extraction of mineral deposit based on the given data.

Code Credits

ER 5333 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Rock Slope Engineering 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify unstable slopes, design and stabilizing of slopes. Plan and carry out monitoring and warning programmes for unstable slopes. Outline Syllabus

Introduction: Rock mass in nature, Rock slope engineering in Civil and Mining engineering works, Types of slope movements, Economic and planning considerations. Rock mass data collection and representation: Surface Data, Sub-surface investigations (Direct methods and indirect method), Graphical representation of rock mass data. Engineering characteristics of rock mass in slopes: Shear strength characteristics of rock, Ground water in rock mass, Basic mechanics of slope failure. Rock slope stability analysis: Plane failure, Wedge failure, Circular failure, Toppling failure. Methods of stabilization and design of rock slopes: Sub-surface drainage, Rock anchors, Retaining structures, Change of rock slope, Methods of protection against rock falls. Instrumentation and monitoring: Types and use of instruments, Monitoring and warning,

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Rock slope stability analysis (Plane failure, Wedge failure)

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Code Credits Learning Outcomes

ER 5334 3.0

Title Surface and Underground Mine Surveying Lectures hours 28 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 42

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to plan and carry out surface and underground surveying, identify and correct errors in measurements. Outline Syllabus

Tachometric survey: Application and limitation, principles and methods, analectic lens, reduction of stadia notes, errors. Triangulation survey: Principles, classification, triangulation survey, base line measurements and corrections, base networks, Problems. Curve ranging: Linear and angular methods of setting out of simple curves, requirements and functions of a transition curve. Open cast survey: Principles, methods and survey network, Calculation of areas and volumes, mid ordinate and average ordinate, trapezoidal method, Simpson method, contour method. Correlation survey: Principles, Classification, Methods, Shaft Plumbing, Assumed Bearing, Weisback Triangle, Coplanning, Weisback quadrilateral, Problems on correlation survey etc. and degree of accuracy. Stope surveying: Definition, methods: Tape triangulation, Ray, steeply dipping ore bodies, moderately dipping ore bodies, degree of accuracy. Subsidence survey: Principles, method and degree of accuracy, underground traversing, setting out gradients in tunnels and adits, Mine plans and sections, duties and responsibilities of surveyors care and precaution in storage statutory responsibilities. Theory of errors: Introduction to errors and its theory, propagation of errors, their prevention and elimination, methods of least square and its application probable errors of single observation and most probable value, weight and weighted observations and their probable errors.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Surface surveying and plotting and Underground surveying and plotting

Code Credits

ER 5335 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Groundwater Exploration and Water Wells 32 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 20

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify potential groundwater locations, design and develop wells. Outline Syllabus

Introduction to groundwater, occurrence of groundwater, geology and groundwater, groundwater movement, well hydraulics, groundwater environments, surface and subsurface investigation of groundwater, application of resistivity method on groundwater exploration, interpretation of resistivity graphs and identifying groundwater favorable locations using master curves and IX1D software, well drilling, design & development, well and aquifer tests, pumping equipment and water supply, quality of groundwater, groundwater treatment, protection of wells, well rehabilitation, artificial recharge of groundwater, management of groundwater.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Resistivity survey for groundwater exploration (Field work, report and presentation) Analysis of well and aquifer test data

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Code Credits

ER5336 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Marine Mineral Resources and Offshore Exploration 32 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 20

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to get a clear knowledge on marine mineral resources in Sri Lankan Exclusive Economic Zone and carry out offshore mineral exploration Outline Syllabus

The physiography of the ocean floor continental shelf, continental slope, abyssal plain, origin of the ocean basin--continental drift, sea-floor spreading, the geomagnetic field, global plate tectonics, Sea surface temperature (SST), thermocline, salinity, halocline, density, pycnocline, gases in seawater, chemical techniques, amount of light penetration. Waves in the ocean--properties of ocean waves, wind-generated waves, wave motions. Tides--tidal characteristics, equilibrium theory of tides , dynamic theory of tides.. The dynamic shoreline: water movement (breaking waves, wave shoaling, longshore currents), beaches (beach profiles (storm and swell), sand budget), coastal dunes (morphology, vegetation, dunes as a natural barrier), barrier islands, cliffed coast, deltas, etc. Ocean hydrodynamic modeling. Ocean sedimentation, why seabed mining? Advantages/disadvantages of ocean mining, mineral markets, political situation, the types of ocean minerals, exclusive economic zone. Deep seabed politics: law of the sea, Minerals of the deep seabed, placers and seabed metalics, construction aggregates, sea water as an ore, industrial chemical material. Exploration at sea: offshore navigation, preparation of bathymetric maps, sediment sampling, drilling methods, seismic exploration, marine gravity, electrical, and radiometric methods.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Bathymetric Charts and Navigation, identification of important marine minerals, familiarizing with offshore sampling and exploration techniques.

Code Credits

ER5337 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Civil Engineering Practice for Mining Industry 32 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 20

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to design structures associated with Mining and mineral exploration work, using current design code of practice. Use current analysis and design software. Read and interpret the specifications and structural drawings. Outline Syllabus

Geotechnical Engineering: Introduction to different foundation systems. Introduction to foundation design codes of practices and current analysis software (PLAXIS and PROKON). Structural Engineering: Introduction to conceptual design of structures. Introduction to Element design using current design codes of practice and analysis software (PROKON, SAP 2000, ETABS and SAFE). Introduction to structural detailing. Construction Engineering: Introduction to Civil Engineering construction, such as tunneling, construction of retaining systems, dewatering, construction of logistic structures. Project planning and implementation.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Computer software hands-on sessions Structural design and detail of real world problem coursework, Construction coursework on real world construction of a Mine.

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Code Credits

ER 5338 3.0

Title Lectures hours

RS and GIS Techniques for Mineral Industry 32 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 20

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply of RS and GIS techniques for mineral industry Outline Syllabus

Principles of RS and GIS and GPS/ DGPS, Satellite image and aerial photo and digital image analysis and interpretation, Application of RS, GPS, GIS techniques in mineral exploration.

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments GPS for mapping/ surveying using handheld GPS and DGPS Satellite image and Aerial photo interpretation Preparation of spatial data base for Mineral exploration project

Code Credits

ER5339 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Environmental Aspects of Mining 32 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 20

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify environmental issues related to mining industry and plan mining operations in a more environmentally friendly manner. Outline Syllabus

Global Environmental Problems, Environmental legislation and treaties, Case histories of negative impacts caused by some past mining practices, Air, water, soil and noise pollution due to mining, Management of mining waste, Sustainable mining practices and global trends, Environmental and Social assessment processes, Cleaner production in mining, Environmental economics in mining

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Case study on adverse impacts imparted on the environment due to mining (Field work, group report and presentation)

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Code Credits

ER5340 3.0

Title Lectures hours

Petroleum Exploration and Well Drilling 36 Practical/ Field work/ Assignments hours 12

Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to used knowledge and skills from the petroleum geology, geophysics and drilling techniques for petroleum exploration and well drilling Outline Syllabus

Sedimentary basins, structure and stratigrapy, How are oil and gas field formed? Petroleum system, source rocks, petroleum generation, migration, traps, reservoirs, Introduction to oil industry practices. How do we explore for oil and gas? geological mapping and surface geological sampling, geophysical methods, gravity, magnetic, resistivity, Seismic 2D and 3D, Seismic interpretation, drilling and exploration well, well logging, Flow testing, fluid sample for PVT testing, how successful are we? How we know how much is there? Measurement units and nomenclature, appraising a discovery, estimating volumes of oil and gas in place, handling uncertainty. How do we produce it? Concept of reserve, Primary, secondary and tertiary recover, field development concepts, best development plan, development wells and production facilities, reservoir monitoring and management. How do we transport? How do we refine it? Refining and marketing, petrochemicals, what is left?

Practical/ Field work/ Assignments Identifying rocks, working with maps, log correlation, Estimating volumes of oil and gas, evaluation oil field investment opportunities

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Eligibility and Performance Criteria for Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration (Formulated under clause 6.3 of By-Law No. 50:2011)

Title of Diploma: Postgraduate Diploma 1.1 1.2 1.3 Title of Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Mineral Exploration Programme Type: Taught Programme Programme Mode: Part-time

Extended Eligibility Requirements Minimum eligibility requirements, constrained as per clause 2.1 of the By Law No. 50:2011, and to be generally used in advertising the course. The selection of students to the Postgraduate Diplomas will be made by the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, in accordance with the following extended eligibility requirements, approved by the Senate. 2.1 The Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa specializing in a Mining & Minerals Engineering/ Earth Resources Engineering; 2.2 Any other engineering degree of at least four years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Geology/ Earth Resources as may be approved by the Senate; 2.3 Any other science or technology degree of at least four years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Earth Resources/ Earth science/ Geology/ Natural Resources and a minimum of one year of recognized appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate; 2.4 Any other engineering, science or technology degree of at least three years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Earth resources/Earth science/ Geology/ Natural Resources and a minimum of two years of recognized appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate; 2.5 Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional Institute in a relevant field, obtained through an academic route, with a minimum of three year of recognized appropriate experience obtained after the membership, as may be approved by the Senate.

Participation in the Academic Programme: 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 80% attendance is usually required in lectures, as specified under clause 4.1(a) of the By-Law. Participation is compulsory in assignments, as specified under clause 4.1(b) of the By-Law. Undertaking research in a specific area is compulsory, as specified in clause 4.1(c) of the By-Law. The Postgraduate Diploma programme is expected to be completed in the normal duration, but may go on till the permitted duration of study without the need of an extension as specified under section 5 of the ByLaw. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain an extension to the permitted duration, through the Head of Department. Such requests to extend the duration will be taken, considering the progress of the student at the time of request. Prior approval must be obtained in writing from the University, with the necessary documentation, for leave of absence (as defined by the Senate). Only such leave will be considered for any official purpose, such as considering a subsequent attempt as a first attempt. Only approved leave obtained on medical grounds will be normally be considered by the Senate in extending the maximum duration of study.

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Evaluation and Grading 4.1 4.2 4.3 The performance of each student in each module will be evaluated by continuous assessment (CA) and endof-semester examination (WE). The CA component in a module normally carries a weightage of not less than 30% and not more than 60% of the total marks. The continuous assessment of a student may be based on a specified combination of assignments including coursework, project work, design project work, laboratory work, tutorials, field trips, field camps, quizzes, presentations, term papers and participation in the course activities. Each Candidate should obtain at least 40% from each of CA and WE components to obtain a pass grade a module. Grade C+ or above is required to earn credit for and pass a module. A student failing to reach 40% in one of CA or WE components receives an incomplete grade I, and is required to repeat only the failed component/s as a repeat candidate to complete the module. A student obtaining at least 40% in each of CA and WE components but fails to pass a module receives an incomplete grade I, and is required to repeat either of the component/s as a repeat candidate to complete the module. A student failing to reach 40% in both CA and WE components receives an F grade, and must repeat both components in order to upgrade the result. The grades F or I can be improved up to a C+ grade and considered for calculating the GPA. Students who wish to upgrade need to complete their examinations and obtain the upgraded grade before the relevant final board of examiners after the graduation requirements are met.

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4.10 The grade achieved for each module will be entered on the students permanent record in the registry. The grade at the first attempt or the improved grade earned at a subsequent attempt, if any, will be recorded. 4.11 Except when an Academic Concession has been granted, the highest grade obtainable at a repeat attempt is the grade C+ and it will be used for calculating Grade Point Average (GPA). 4.12 Grade N signifies an Academic Concession granted, in the event a student is unable to sit for the WE due to illness or other compelling reason accepted by the Senate. In such instances the student must make an appeal, with supporting documents, to the Director Postgraduate Studies for an Academic concession. 4.13 Letter grades based on the Grade point system and corresponding description, as illustrated in the Table 5.1 will be used to express the performance at each module. Benchmark percentages are given for the guidance of the examiner and may be changed upwards or downwards by the moderator in consultation with the examiner. Table 5.1 Grading System

Benchmark Percentage 85 and above 75 to 84 70 to 74 65 to 69 60 to 64 55 to 59 50 to 54

Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ I F N

Grade Point 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.0 0.0 ---

Description Excellent

Good Pass Incomplete Fail Academic Concession

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4.14 The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated based on the summation of Grade Points earned for all modules registered for credit (except those awarded with academic concession or withdrawn) weighted according to number of credits, as follows. GPA

n g n
i i

where ni is the number of credits for the ith module and gi is the grade points earned for that module. 4.15 The GPA is rounded to the nearest second decimal place and reported on the transcript. 5 Academic Concession 5.1 A student who has missed a WE or any other course requirements because of illness or other compelling reason may appeal with supporting documents to the Director Postgraduate Studies through the Head of Department for an Academic Concession. In case of an examination, the student should submit an application with supporting documents within two weeks from the date of an examination. In instances where a student misses any other course activity such as CA, the student should submit the application with supporting documents before the last date of academic activities of the relevant semester or term. An Academic Concession may be granted for medical reasons and other exceptional circumstances subject to the approval by the Senate of the University.

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Graduation Requirements 6.1 A candidate is deemed to have passed the Postgraduate Diploma if candidate has successfully completed at least 40 credits including: a) subjects specified under clause 4.1 (a) of the Bylaw; b) assignments specified under 4.1(b) of the Bylaw; and c) project specified under 4.1(c) of the Bylaw. 6.2 6.3 If the student is unsuccessful in any of the parts 6.1a, 6.1b, or 6.1c above, the student may be re-examined. Classes will not be awarded.

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Eligibility and Performance Criteria for Master of Science in Mining and Mineral Exploration (Formulated under clause 6.3 of By-Law No. 49:2010)
1 Title of Degree: Master of Science 1.1 1.2 1.3 2 Title of Award: Master of Science in Mining and Mineral Exploration Programme Type: A Programme Mode: Part-time

Extended Eligibility Requirements Minimum eligibility requirements, constrained as per clause 2.1 of the By Law No. 49:2010, and to be generally used in advertising the course. The selection of students to the Masters degree programme will be made by the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, in accordance with the following extended eligibility requirements, approved by the Senate. 2.1 The Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa specializing in a Mining & Minerals Engineering/ Earth Resources Engineering; 2.2 Any other engineering degree of at least four years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Geology/ Earth Resources as may be approved by the Senate; 2.3 Any other science or technology degree of at least four years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Earth Resources/ Earth science/ Geology/ Natural Resources and a minimum of one year of recognized appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate; 2.4 Any other engineering, science or technology degree of at least three years duration, from a recognised University, in a field of Mining/ Earth resources/Earth science/ Geology/ Natural Resources and a minimum of two years of recognized appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate; 2.5 Any recognized category of membership of a recognized Professional Institute in a relevant field, obtained through an academic route, with a minimum of three year of recognized appropriate experience obtained after the membership, as may be approved by the Senate.

Participation in the Academic Programme: 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 80% attendance is usually required in lectures, as specified under clause 4.1.1(a) of the By-Law. Participation is compulsory in assignments, as specified under clause 4.1.1(b) of the By-Law Undertaking research in a specific area is compulsory, as specified in clause 4.1.1(c) of the By-Law. The Masters degree programme is expected to be completed in the normal duration, but may go on till the permitted duration of study without the need of an extension as specified under section 5 of the By-Law. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain an extension to the permitted duration, through the Head of Department. Such requests to extend the duration will be taken, considering the progress of the student at the time of request. Prior approval must be obtained in writing from the University, with the necessary documentation, for leave of absence (as defined by the Senate). Only such leave will be considered for any official purpose, such as considering a subsequent attempt as a first attempt. Only approved leave obtained on medical grounds will be normally be considered by the Senate in extending the maximum duration of study.

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Evaluation and Grading 4.1 4.2 4.3 The performance of each student in each module will be evaluated by continuous assessment (CA) and endof-semester examination (WE). The CA component in a module normally carries a weightage of not less than 30% and not more than 60% of the total marks. The continuous assessment of a student may be based on a specified combination of assignments including coursework, project work, design project work, laboratory work, tutorials, field trips, field camps, quizzes, presentations, term papers and participation in the course activities. Each Candidate should obtain at least 40% from each of CA and WE components to obtain a pass grade for a module. Grade C+ or above is required to earn credit for and pass a module. A student failing to reach 40% in one of CA or WE components receives an incomplete grade I, and is required to repeat only the failed component/s as a repeat candidate to complete the module. A student obtaining at least 40% in each of CA and WE components but fails to pass a module receives an incomplete grade I, and is required to repeat either of the component as a repeat candidate to complete the module. A student failing to reach 40% in both CA and WE components receives an F grade, and must repeat both components in order to upgrade the result. The grades F or I can be improved up to a C+ grade and considered for calculating the GPA. Students who wish to upgrade need to complete their examinations and obtain the upgraded grade before the relevant final board of examiners after the graduation requirements are met.

4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7

4.8 4.9

4.10 The grade achieved for each module will be entered on the students permanent record in the registry. The grade at the first attempt or the improved grade earned at a subsequent attempt, if any, will be recorded. 4.11 Except when an Academic Concession has been granted, the highest grade obtainable at a repeat attempt is the grade C+ and it will be used for calculating Grade Point Average (GPA). 4.12 Grade N signifies an Academic Concession granted, in the event a student is unable to sit for the WE component due to illness or other compelling reason accepted by the Senate. In such instances the student must make an appeal, with supporting documents, to the Senate through the Director Postgraduate Studies for an Academic concession. 4.13 Letter grades based on the Grade point system and corresponding description, as illustrated in the Table 5.1 will be used to express the performance at each module. Benchmark percentages are given for the guidance of the examiner and may be changed upwards or downwards by the moderator in consultation with the examiner. Table 5.1 Grading System

Benchmark Percentage 85 and above 75 to 84 70 to 74 65 to 69 60 to 64 55 to 59 50 to 54

Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ I F N

Grade Point 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.0 0.0 ---

Description Excellent

Good Pass Incomplete Fail Academic Concession

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4.14 The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated based on the summation of Grade Points earned for all modules registered for credit (except those awarded with academic concession or withdrawn) weighted according to number of credits, as follows. GPA

n g n
i i th

where ni is the number of credits for the i module and gi is the grade points earned for that module. 4.15 The GPA is rounded to the nearest second decimal place and reported on the transcript. 5 Academic Concession 5.1 A student who has missed a WE or any other course requirements because of illness or other compelling reason may appeal with supporting documents to the Director Postgraduate Studies through the Head of Department for an Academic Concession. In case of an examination, the student should submit an application with supporting documents within two weeks from the date of an examination. In instances where a student misses any other course activity such as CA, the student should submit the application with supporting documents before the last date of academic activities of the relevant semester or term. An Academic Concession may be granted for medical reasons and other exceptional circumstances subject to the approval by the Senate of the University.

5.2

Graduation Requirements 6.1 A candidate is deemed to have passed the Masters Degree if candidate has successfully completed at least 60 credits including: a) subjects specified under clause 4.1.1(a) of the Bylaw; b) assignments specified under 4.1.1(b) of the Bylaw; and c) project specified under 4.1.1 of the Bylaw (c). 6.2 6.3 If the student is unsuccessful in any of the parts of 6.1 the student may be re-examined. Classes will not be awarded.

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Resource Personnel

University of Moratuwa
Prof. PGR Dharmaratne B.A.Sc. (Hons) (S.L.), M.Sc. (New Castle), Ph.D. (Leeds), F.I.M.M.(U.K), M.I.M.M(U.K.), F.I.E.(S.L.), C.Eng. F.G.A. (U.K.), F.G.G. (Ger.) Prof. UGA Puswewala B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Eng. (AIT), Ph.D.(Manitoba), C.Eng, M.I.E. (S.L.) Dr. DMDOK Dissanayaka B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (Moratuwa), Ph.D.(Seoul), C.Eng., M.I.E.(S.L.) Mr. S Weerawarnakula B.Sc. (S.L.), M.Phil.(Ibadan) Mr. PVA Hemalal M.Sc (Hons) Min. Eng. (USSR), MEE(SL), FIMMM(UK), C.Eng.(UK) Dr. (Mrs.) SCS Karunaratne B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Sc.(Saitama),Ph.D.(Saitama), MASCE(USA), C.Eng.,M.I.E.(S.L.) Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe B.Sc.(Hons)(Peradeniya), M.Sc. (AIT), Ph.D (Saga) Dr. NP Ratnayaka B.Sc.(Hons)(Peradeniya), M.Sc.(Shimane), Ph.D (Hokkaido) Dr. HMR Premasiri B.Sc.(Hons)(Peradeniya), M.Phil.(Moratuwa) Ph.D (Keele) Mr. LPS Rohitha B.Sc.Eng.(Hons)(Moratuwa), M.Sc. (Moratuwa), M.Phil. (Moratuwa) AMIE(SL) Mr. AVP Vijitha B.Sc.Eng.(Hons)(Moratuwa), M.Sc.(NTNU Norway)

Visiting Staff
Mr.WJBS Fernando. B.Sc.Eng.(Hons), M.Phill (Moratuwa)C.Eng, MIE(SL), MSSE(SL) Mr. SU Jayakody B.Sc.Eng.(Hons), M.Eng (Saitama), MBA (Colombo), C.Eng, MIE(SL), MJSCE

Course Coordinator
Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe B.Sc.(Hons)(Peradeniya), M.Sc. (AIT), Ph.D (Saga)

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Resource Personnel by Course Module Code


ER 5301

Module
Core Modules Application of geochemistry and geophysics in mineral exploration

Resources Person
Mr. SW Weerawarnakula* Dr. HMR Premasiri Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe Prof. PGR Dharmaratne* Mr. PVA Hemalal Mr. LPS Rohitha

ER 5302 ER 5303

Drilling, borehole logging and reserve estimation Excavation engineering

ER 5304

Explosive engineering and rock blasting

Prof. PGR Dharmaratne* Mr. PVA Hemalal

ER 5305

Mining and mineral transport

Mr. PVA Hemalal

ER 5306

Mine management and entrepreneurship

Dr. DMDOK Dissanayaka* Mr. PVA Hemalal

ER 5390 ER 5391 ER 6399

Mine visits and mineral exploration field camp Design project M.Sc. Research Dissertation Optional Modules

Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe Prof. PGR Dharmaratne Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe

ER 5331

Minerals and economic mineral deposits

Mr. SW Weerawarnakula* Dr. NP Rathnayake

ER 5332

Mine feasibility and planning

Prof. PGR Dharmaratne* Mr. PVA Hemalal

ER 5333 ER 5334

Rock slope engineering Surface and underground mine survey

Prof. UGA Puswewala Mr. LPS Rohitha* Mr. AVP Vijitha

ER 5335 ER 5336 ER 5337

Groundwater exploration and water wells Marine mineral resources and offshore exploration Civil engineering practice for mining industry

Dr. AMKB Abeysinghe Dr. NP Rathnayake Dr. (Mrs.) SK Karunaratnne* Mr. WJBS Fernando Mr. SU Jayakody

ER 5338 ER 5339 ER 5340

RS & GIS techniques for mineral industry Environmental aspects in mining Petroleum exploration and well drilling

Dr. HMR Premasiri Dr. (Mrs.) SK Karunaratnne Dr. NP Rathnayake* Mr. AVP Vijitha

* Module Coordinator

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