October 2019
Volume 71    Issue 10

The Minetrain project; developing an advanced-level training program for mining professionals in an actual deep mine site

Mining Engineering , 2019, Vol. 71, No. 10, pp. 24-24
Barakos, G.; de P. Bueno, M.; Luukkanen, S.; Mischo, H.; Zhang, Z.; Gonzalez, M.S.; Holopainen, P.; Remes, A.


Despite being a field of study that requires practical knowledge and experience, mining engineering education follows the same pattern in most mining universities around the world, consisting of theoretical courses and laboratory-based practical modules (Mischo, 2015). The possibility of having practical training in real mining conditions on actual mine sites or processing plants is limited, while the only contact that undergraduate students have with mining operations during their time of study is usually through short-time internships or visits in the context of educational trips. Real integration between universities and the mining industry may be scarce, which does not help students to observe the actual processes and thus understand the whole picture of mining operations.  

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