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Surface Mining Operations
21.05.04 Mining Engineering


Overview
In the process of training in this specialization, students become familiar with the methods of safe, environmentally friendly, resource-saving and cost-effective technologies of the open method of developing solid mineral deposits; master the methods of design, construction, operation, reconstruction and re-equipment of mining enterprises, including those using information technologies; master the methods of geological and industrial assessment of mineral deposits and the legislative foundations of subsoil use; study the processes and mechanization of open-cast mining of solid mineral deposits.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Wide demand in the labor market and the possibility of employment in almost any region in positions with high wages
  • Getting skills to work with general and special purpose software products
  • Integrated approach to learning, which includes a classic approach to the study of open pit mining technology and modern teaching methods with all the necessary theoretical and practical skills
  • Conditions for internships and internships in the largest companies in Russia and the world.
  • Conditions for conducting research activities during training at the laboratory base of St. Petersburg Mining University
  • The possibility of inclusive education in foreign partner universities with the issuance of diplomas of international standard.

Направление
подготовки
21.05.04 Mining Engineering
Degree
Specialist
Mode of attendance
Full-time
Duration
5,5 years
Admission tests
Mathematics, Physics, Russian
Total expected intake
4
State-financed openings
25
Tuition fees
260 000 RUB per year
Career opportunities
Graduates of this specialization are employed as engineering and technical workers in the mining, planning, design and related departments of mining and processing plants, mines, coal mines and quarries of the largest mining companies such as PhosAgro JSC, Polimetal JSC, Severstal PJSC, JSC SUEK, AK ALROSA and others. They also take the positions of senior and leading experts in expert and supervisory services.
Field of study
  • Open pit mining processes
  • Organization of design and construction of quarries
  • Field development systems
  • Information technology in mining (with the basics of CAD)
  • Hydraulic mining and subsea mining of solid minerals
  • Quarry product quality management
  • Open mine planning
  • Rational use and protection of natural resources
  • Systems of automated design of open pit mining
  • Quarry design
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Capacities to carry out feasibility analyses, comprehensively justify the operational decisions made and implemented, find ways to improve production efficiency, facilitate the provision of enterprise departments with the necessary technical data, regulatory documents, materials, equipment
  • Ability to develop separate parts of construction projects, reconstruction and re-equipment of open-pit mining facilities, design and technical documentation taking into account industrial and environmental safety requirements
  • Capacities to carry out technical management of mining and blasting operations and works to ensure the functioning of equipment and technical systems of mining production
  • Knowledge of the processes, technologies and mechanization of open-pit mining and blasting
  • Competencies for planning and carrying out theoretical, experimental and laboratory studies, process the results obtained using modern information technology.

Additional opportunities
Learning foreign languages (English, German, French) in addition to studying Russian
University departments invite foreign lecturers to teach courses or deliver lectures on particular topics. These courses are taught in foreign languages.
Acquiring skills in working with modern software complexes and equipment
Research activities under the guidance of department professor and associate professors