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MINING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MIET)

300  Introduction to Mining Engineering Technology (3-0-3). A study of modern underground and surface mining methods. Other areas of study include: chemistry of coal, uses of coal, roof control, drainage, coal preparation, safety, environmental controls, surveying and mapping.

303  Mine Plant Technology (3-0-3).  A study of the principles of pumping, hydraulics, hoisting, electrical power distribution, machinery maintenance, material handling and sinking shafts. PR: MIET 300.

305  Mine Supervisory Training (3-0-3). Designed to prepare the student for the West Virginia Mine Foreman’s Examination. Topics studied include: electricity, mine gases, ventilation, first aid, records and permits, instruments and apparatus, fires and explosions, explosives and blasting, and transportation. An examination is scheduled.

400  Mine Safety and Law (3-0-3). A study of the hazards associated with underground coal mining.  A complete study of the West Virginia mine law is included.  Many elements of the 40- and 80-hour training for new miners are introduced.  PR: MIET 300.

402  Mine Surveying and Mapping (2-3-3). Techniques of mine map construction; fundamentals of deep mine surveying practices, determination of quantities in mining.

404  Ground Control (3-0-3). A study of rock mechanics, subsidence, ground movement, fracture and collapse, caving, design for roof stability, the interaction of roof, floor and pillars, roof control plans, artificial supports and the mine law as applied to coal mining systems.

406  Mine Ventilation (3-0-3). A study of the ventilation requirements of underground coal mines in which the basic principles of air flow are presented.  The techniques and equipment used to maintain proper ventilation are studied in depth.  The procedure for designing a mine ventilation system will be emphasized.

408  Coal Preparation (3-0-3). A study of the principles of coal preparation including: sampling, crushing, screening, washing, froth flotation, dewatering and drying. Modern coal preparation plants and their flow diagrams are studied.

410  Mine Production Technology (3-0-3). A study of the economics of starting up and operating a mining operation, beginning with exploration, and ending with a feasibility study using the discounted cash flow method to determine the life of the mine and the present value of the mining operation. PR: MIET 300.

490  Topics in Mining Engineering Technology (3-0-3). Advanced formal course in diverse areas of Mining Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.