Geological Engineering Techology Advanced Diploma

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  • Academic title
    Geological Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 5
    # GEO3500   -   004   -   Igneous Rocks

    Prerequisites: GEO 1100, GEO 1200 and GEO 2301 This course deals with mineralogy, textures, and structures of igneous rocks, as well as the identification and classification of igneous rocks in hand specimen. The student will gain a basic understanding of igneous rocks, including the conditions required for magma generation, differentiation, and emplacement, and the morphology of igneous rock bodies.

    # GEO3510   -   004   -   Geoscience Fieldwork

    This is an advanced field course involving the practical application of theoretical geochemical, geological and geophysical principles to mineral exploration and geoscience field problems. In a series of projects and assignments, students collect field data, plot, analyze and interpret the data, and complete one or more technical reports based on their own fieldwork. Maps and data are processed digitally.

    # GEO3530   -   004   -   Mineral Deposits I

    Prerequisite: GEO 2410 This is a study of the origin and features of specific Archean and Proterozoic mineral deposits. Topics include volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, iron formations, and lode gold deposits. Identification and description of ore minerals and host rocks are also covered.

    # GEO3541   -   006   -   Advanced Exploration Geophysics

    This is a continuation of the principles and practices begun in Exploration Geophysics (GEO 2311). Topics include a review of Gravity, Magnetic, and frequency domain EM methods, the Time Domain EM method, Induced Polarization (Time, frequency and spectral IP). Refraction and Reflection seismic and Recome sensing (air photo and satellite). Presentation and interpretation of data collected in the field during the semester, using computer techniques, will be stressed.

    # GEO3630   -   004   -   Metamorphic Rocks

    Prerequisites: GEO 1100, GEO 1200 and GEO 2301 This course covers the identification of common metamorphic rocks, and common textures and structures of metamorphic rocks. Students are introduced to metamorphic processes and the application of metamorphic geology to field mapping and mineral exploration.

    # TEC3501   -   001   -   Technical Report Research

    Prerequisites: ENG 1780, ENG 1751 In this course, students will select and research a topic for their technical report, which is required in the final semester of their program. Students will assess and use primary and secondary research sources that best support the goals of the technical projects. To obtain approval for their topics, students will present both a written and oral proposal to their professors.

    Semester 6

    # GEO3611   -   005   -   Mineral Economics & Project Mgmt.

    Part one is an introduction to economics, with regard to supply and demand, world trade in minerals, end use of economic minerals, and price behaviour of metals and minerals. The economics of large scale and small scale ventures, how technology affects economics and applications to mineral industry ventures. Mining property valuation will be performed, given details of the ore body and the total costs forecast for the operation. Part two covers project management including the construction and use of Gantt charts, flowcharts, and PERT techniques. The laboratory classes will feature Project software such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, cost estimation algorithms, and cost indices.

    # GEO3620   -   003   -   Structural Geology

    Prerequisite: GEO2420 This is an advanced structural geology course. Topics covered include a review of folding, faulting, foliation, and lineation, as well as the use of the stereonet including an introduction to structural analysis. A series of graphic problems are assigned to test the student's ability to recognize and analyze common structural features on plan maps and to plot and analyze raw structural data by use of drawn sections, orthographic projections, and stereonet.

    # GEO3640   -   004   -   Mineral Deposits II

    Prerequisites: GEO 2410, GEO 3500 and GEO 3630 This course is a successor to Mineral Deposits I (GEO 3530). Deposit types to be covered normally include unconformity type uranium, diamonds, sediment-hosted copper deposits, potash and phosphate, Sudbury and Voisey's Bay type nickel, industrial minerals, dimension stone, and oil and natural gas. Other mineral deposit types may be studied as time permits.

    # GIS3600   -   003   -   GIS Applications

    An introductory course in (GIS) Geographic Information Systems as applicable to civil/mining/geology engineering technology. Emphasis on combining various skills acquired in civil/mining/geology technology education to process data geometrically using AutoDesk Map 3D 2007.

    # MTH2330   -   003   -   Applied Math

    This course will use problems designed from the areas of specialization in all sections of the course. This course begins with a review of Statistics and Differential calculus and continues into the introduction of Integral Calculus. Problems in all three areas will emphasize math as a problem-solving tool. The fundamentals of parametric analysis using a spreadsheet are introduced using equations and systems of equations from the areas of specialization. Differential Equations and their specific application to engineering problems will be introduced.

    # MTH3026   -   003   -   Geoscience Computer Applications

    Use of software in technological applications. The course covers such topics as transfer of data between applications, advanced Internet search techniques, advanced word-processing techniques for technical purpose, advanced spreadsheet applications, introduction to database design and use, design, construction and editing of technical drawings using CorelDRAW, and an introduction to a particular integrated mine planning software suite (SURPAC).

    # TEC3601   -   001   -   Technical Report

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