AMIT 130: Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION:

Title: Surface Mining Operations

Department/Number: AMIT 130

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Instructor: Brian Ellingson, Tathagata Ghosh

Office Location: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

Office Hours: by Appointment

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS:

Course Textbook: Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition

B.A Wills, James Finch PhD, Butterworth-Heinemann publisher, 2015

Supplementary Readings: as provided

Any Supplies Required: Notebook or 3 ring binder to store handouts

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An overview of mill operations safety, typical mill circuits and their operation, variables controlled, and mill efficiency & recovery.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the role of a mill operator as it relates to safety, environmental compliance, and operation of circuits and equipment.                                                                                  .

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the variables that affect performance of ore processing and preparation.
  2. Review the principles, operation, and basic trouble-shooting of ore processing and preparation circuits in the mill.
  3. Describe general responses to abnormal operations of mill circuits.
  4. Demonstrate required safety and environmental regulatory compliance required of the mill operator.
  5. Describe the safety concerns and safety systems applied to these mill circuits.
  6. Describe normal and emergency operations of mill circuits
  7. Explain mill circuit efficiency/recovery
  8. Demonstrate procedures used by mill operators to monitor and maintain equipment.
  9. Demonstrate proper sampling techniques and sample handling
  10. Demonstrate troubleshooting of mill systems
  11. Express an appreciation for the role of the individual and teams in the mine mill operations.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs, the use of the Blackboard system, and other digital media.

COURSE CALENDAR:

See attached for Draft of material covered at each class meeting.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE:

Assignments and due dates will be provided through the Blackboard system. 

COURSE POLICIES:

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

CLASS POLICIES:

Classroom Ground Rules:

  1. Turn off cell phones during class. If you must maintain cell phone contact, put the ringer on vibrate and leave the class room to receive a call.
  2. No laptop computers are allowed during class without instructor’s permission.
  3. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive .5 attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  4. Respect instructor and classmates.
  5. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  6. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  7. All tests will be administered in a closed book- no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard:

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment. Shorthand answers will not be accepted. Answers must communicate the content of the question. The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.

As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. A notebook is a good way to capture and retain this information. Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy. All Class assignments will be initiated from Blackboard. (You may be directed away from Blackboard but you will start in the Blackboard Assignments folder.)

Class Attendance and Participation:

Class attendance and participation is very important for meeting the course objectives. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Students who are working a rotating shift schedule or missing class on a regular basis need to make prior arrangements with the instructor. The student’s participation portion of the grade is based on the quality (not frequency) of your participation. Those receiving high grades in class participation are those who:

 

  1. Have prepared for class by completing reading assignments prior to the lecture.
  2. Understand and have completed all assignments neatly, accurately and on-time.
  3. Participate in class discussions by sharing experiences or asking/answering questions.
  4. Present Safety Huddle discussions.
  5. Are willing to volunteer for in-class demonstrations and exercises.
  6. Class participation will be an earned grade for each scheduled class. If you are late you will lose .5 point for class participation. If you are absent you lose the entire point.
  7. Unexcused absences will lose one attendance point. Excused absences will lose .5 attendance point. Excused means that you notified the instructor before the beginning of class. (As you would do if you were notifying an employer.)

Make Up work Policy

Homework and assignments turned in later than the test covering the assignment will receive zero credit and may not be evaluated. Keeping up with class work is expected. If you cannot be present for a test you should contact the instructor beforehand and schedule a time to make up the test. Tests not scheduled for make-up within a week will be scored as a 0.

 

EVALUATION:

Grading Scale                                               Evaluation System

A = 100-90%                                                  Exams                                     30%

B =   89-80%                                                  Homework                              10%

C =   79-70%                                                  Attendance/Participation          30%

D =   69-60%                                                  Final Exam                              30%

F =   59% or less

 

* Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

* The Final exam is comprehensive and will be drawn from material covered over the entire semester.

SUPPORT SERVICES:

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services

DISABILITIES SERVICES:

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

UAF Title IX

University of Alaska Board of Regents have clearly stated in BOR Policy that discrimination, harassment and violence will not be tolerated on any campus of the University of Alaska. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or any form of harassment including sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, you are encouraged to report that behavior. If you disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to a faculty member or any university employee, they must notify the UAF Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident.

Your choices for disclosure include:

1) You may confidentially disclose and access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043;

2) You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600;

3) You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at 474-7721

PRT 140: Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title: Industrial Process Instrumentation I

Department/Number: PRT 140

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: DEVM 105 or permission of Instructor

Location: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Name: Brian Ellingson

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbook, Required: CAPT Instrumentation

ISBN # 978-0-13-700413-3 Author: Pearson

Supplementary Readings: As provided by instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physics of pressure, temperature, level and flow measurement; mechanical and electrical aspects of instruments used to control dynamics of processes.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

Industrial Process Instrumentation I is a comprehensive course that identifies the equipment utilized to control process variables and the theory behind their physical operation. Students will learn how these primary measurements are utilized to control physical properties required to safely operate the equipment found in process industries. Students will also learn the basic theories of control logic including proportional control, integral timing, automatic reset and derivative action.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to accomplish the following tasks:

  1. Discuss the historical significance of process control in industry.
  2. Describe how process variables are measured and utilized in the process industry.
  3. Describe how pressure is measured and transmitted.
  4. Describe how flow is measured and transmitted.
  5. Describe how temperature is measured and transmitted.
  6. Describe how level is measured and transmitted.
  7. Describe the function and role of analytical instruments in the process industry.
  8. Describe the role of primary sensors, transmitters, controllers and controlled elements in a controlled loop.
  9. Calculate relationships between process variables, and perform basic calculations used for instrument calibration and analysis.
  10. Identify the appropriate terminology and drawing symbols for the instruments studied.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, in-class activities, reading assignments, videos, homework, and the use of the Blackboard system.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Weekly homework assignments will be provided through the Blackboard system. In-class activities will be assigned during class at Instructor discretion.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

CLASS POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules (see Instructor if you have special requirements)

  1. Students agree to follow the PRT Professional Behavior Policy.
  2. Respect your Instructor and your classmates.
  3. Turn off cell phones during class. Texting during class is not permitted.
  4. Shop activities require the use of PPE. Students must be dressed appropriately to work in the shop – closed-toe shoes (no sandals) are required.

Homework, Class Activities, Class Notes, and Blackboard

Clear and complete written communication is required in the workplace; therefore, we expect clear written communication from you in this class. Your homework submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their content and their presentation. See the grading rubric for reference.

In-class activities are weighed even more heavily than weekly homework in your final grade.

As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. Ask questions during class, and follow up with the Instructor outside of class if you need more information.

Students are expected to use Blackboard. Let the Instructor know immediately if you have special circumstances about using Blackboard.

Class Attendance and Participation

The CTC PRT department strives to create a work-like atmosphere to prepare you for a career in the process industry.   Attendance and participation are expected in the workplace; they are expected in this class.

What is ‘participation’? Verbal communication is critical when working in the process industries; therefore, we expect participation in class. Students should be prepared to:

  • Discuss subject matter presented in class
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss your homework during class review
  • Work with other students on in-class and lab activities
  • Answer Instructor questions
  • Take part in demonstrations, safety huddles, and activities

You are responsible for managing your attendance and absences. You must contact the Instructor before class to arrange any absences – in writing if possible. If you are absent without notifying the Instructor, you forfeit all Attendance/Participation credit for that class, as well as the right to earn credit for making up any in-class activities that you missed.

Assignment Due Dates, Assignment and Test makeup policy

You are responsible for meeting the assignment and testing schedules, and for arranging any extensions and makeup work with your Instructor. All extensions/reschedules must be requested in writing.

Due dates for Homework and In-Class activities will be posted in Blackboard with the assignment. Extensions must be requested in writing on or before the due date.

Tests must be taken on the scheduled dates.   If there is a valid reason that you can’t take a test at the scheduled date/time, you must contact the Instructor in writing before the scheduled test to explain your absence, and request permission to take a makeup test.   Once you have permission, you can schedule your makeup test with Jodi Baxter, the PRT Administrative Assistant, 907-479-2436.   Makeup tests must be taken within one week of the originally scheduled date.

Special situations: You must work out a schedule with the Instructor before the due dates.

Instructor has discretion in applying grade penalties for extensions and late submissions.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale                                              Evaluation System

A = 100-90%                                                  Exams and Quizzes                 30%

B =   89-80%                                                  Final Exam                              30%

C =   79-70%                                                  Homework and activities         30%

D =   69-60%                                                  Participation/Attendance          10%

F =   59% or less

 

Plus and minus grades will not be submitted.

NOTE: You must achieve a Final Grade of C, or you will have to re-take this course, and you may not be allowed to take the next course in the PRT sequence, PRT 144.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services. If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

AMIT 145: Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title: Introduction to Mineral Beneficiation

Department/Number: AMIT 145

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: N/A

Location: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center (FPTC) Room #2

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Name: Tathagata Ghosh, Brian Ellingson

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbook:

Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition,
B.A Wills, James Finch PhD, Butterworth-Heinemann publisher, 2015

ISBN-13: 978-0080970530

Supplementary Readings: as provided

Any Supplies Required: Notebook or 3 ring binder to store handouts

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An overview to the field of mining beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mining and mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation, economic planning, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the equipment and processes used in large scale mine mill operations. The student will learn about separation and comminution equipment used, and the control and analysis operators use to control quality.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a mill operator technician in the control of separation and comminution in the mill.
  2. Understand and explain the terminology used to describe the equipment and systems in mill operations.
  3. Understand and explain mine mill process drawings.
  4. Students demonstrate an understanding of safety as applied to working in a mill facility
  5. Students demonstrate proper safety practices around rotating equipment
  6. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of crushing equipment.
  7. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of grinding equipment circuits.
  8. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of conveyors systems.
  9. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of screen applications.
  10. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of material classifiers.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs, the use of the Blackboard system, and other digital media.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Assignments and due dates will be provided through the Blackboard system.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

CLASS POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules

  1. Turn off cell phones during class. If you must maintain cell phone contact, put the ringer on vibrate and leave the class room to receive a call.
  2. No laptop computers are allowed during class without instructor’s permission.
  3. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive .5 attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  4. Respect instructor and classmates.
  5. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  6. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  7. All tests will be administered in a closed book- no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment. Shorthand answers will not be accepted. Answers must communicate the content of the question. The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.

As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. A notebook is a good way to capture and retain this information. Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy. All Class assignments will be initiated from Blackboard. (You may be directed away from Blackboard but you will start in the Blackboard Assignments folder.)

Class Attendance and Participation

Class attendance and participation is very important for meeting the course objectives. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Students who are working a rotating shift schedule or missing class on a regular basis need to make prior arrangements with the instructor. The student’s participation portion of the grade is based on the quality (not frequency) of your participation. Those receiving high grades in class participation are those who:

  1. Have prepared for class by completing reading assignments prior to the lecture.
  2. Understand and have completed all assignments neatly, accurately and on-time.
  3. Participate in class discussions by sharing experiences or asking/answering questions.
  4. Present Safety Huddle discussions.
  5. Are willing to volunteer for in-class demonstrations and exercises.
  6. Class participation will be an earned grade for each scheduled class. If you are late you will lose .5 point for class participation. If you are absent you lose the entire point.
  7. Unexcused absences will lose one attendance point. Excused absences will lose .5 attendance point. Excused means that you notified the instructor before the beginning of class. (As you would do if you were notifying an employer.)

Make Up work Policy

Homework and assignments turned in later than the test covering the assignment will receive zero credit and may not be evaluated. Keeping up with class work is expected. If you cannot be present for a test you should contact the instructor beforehand and schedule a time to make up the test. Tests not scheduled for make-up within a week will be scored as a 0.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale                                               Evaluation System

A = 100-90%                                                  Exams                                     30%

B =   89-80%                                                  Homework                              20%

C =   79-70%                                                  Attendance/Participation     20%

D =   69-60%                                                  Final Exam                              30%

F =   59% or less

* Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

* The Final exam is comprehensive and will be drawn from material covered over the entire semester.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF eCampus. Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

UAF Title IX

University of Alaska Board of Regents have clearly stated in BOR Policy that discrimination, harassment and violence will not be tolerated on any campus of the University of Alaska. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or any form of harassment including sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, you are encouraged to report that behavior. If you disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to a faculty member or any university employee, they must notify the UAF Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident.

Your choices for disclosure include:

1) You may confidentially disclose and access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043;

2) You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600;

3) You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at 474-7721

PRT 110 Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title:   Introduction to Process Technology Safety Environmental and Health

Department/Number:   PRT 110

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:  NA

Location:  Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Name:  Brian Ellingson

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbooks:

Required: Introduction to Process Technology Safety, Health and Environmental

ISBN: 9781111036355

The electronic versions are an option but the last time I worked with them they were a little problematic.

Supplementary Readings:  as provided

Any Supplies Required: To be announced

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is an overview of the field of safety, health and environment within the process industry. Covers plant hazards, safety, and environmental systems and equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the safety, health and environmental risks to employees in in modern industry. The roles of regulating agencies in monitoring modern process industries will also be covered.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a process technician within a modern safety system
  2. Understand and explain the terminology utilized by individuals and agencies involved in a modern safety, health and environmental system.
  3. Understand and explain the importance of PPE
  4. Understand and explain the role of regulating agencies the process industry.
  5. Explain the hazard identification and classification system.
  6. Explain the difference between and how engineering and administrative controls are used to identify and reduce risk.
  7. Describe the role of Process Safety Management, M.O.C. and risk assessment in the process industries.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs and the use of the Blackboard system

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Assignments will be provided through the Blackboard system.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

You are required to sign and adhere to the Process Technology & Certificate Programs “Professional Behavior Policy”.

CLASS  POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules

  1. Respect instructor and classmates.
  2. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive a reduced attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  3. Turn off cell phones during class.
  4. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  5. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  6. All tests will be administered in a closed book no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment.  Shorthand answers will not be accepted.  The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.  As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented.   Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy.  All class assignments will be provided in Blackboard.

Class Attendance and Participation

The CTC PRT department strives to create a work-like atmosphere to prepare you for a career in the process industry.  Attendance and participation are expected in the workplace; they are expected in this class.

What is ‘participation’?  Verbal communication is critical when working in the process industries; therefore, we expect participation in class.  Students should be prepared to:

  • Discuss subject matter presented in class
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss their homework during class review
  • Work with other students on in-class and lab activities
  • Respond to Instructor questions
  • Take part in demonstrations and activities
  • Present and participate in Safety Huddle discussions
  • Find and share relevant materials with class mates

You are responsible for managing your attendance and absences.  You must contact the Instructor before class to arrange any absences – in writing if possible.  If you are absent without notifying the Instructor, you forfeit all Attendance/Participation credit for that class, as well as the right to earn credit for making up any in-class activities from that session.

Assignment Due Dates, Assignment and Test makeup policy

You are responsible for meeting the assignment and testing schedules, and for arranging any extensions and makeup work with your Instructor.  All extensions/reschedules must be requested in writing, I.E. E-mail.

Due dates for Homework, Labs, and In-Class activities will be posted in Blackboard with the assignment.  Extensions must be requested in writing on or before the due date.

Tests must be taken on the scheduled dates.   If there is a valid reason that you can’t take a test at the scheduled time, you must contact the Instructor in writing before the scheduled test to explain your absence, and request permission to take a makeup test.   Once you have permission, you can schedule your makeup test with Jodi Baxter, the PRT Administrative Assistant, 479-2436.   Makeup tests must be taken within one week of the originally scheduled date.

Special situations:  You must work out a schedule with the Instructor before the due dates.  Homework and assignments turned in more than two weeks past due date will receive zero credit.

Instructor has discretion in applying grade penalties for extensions and late submissions.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale Evaluation System

A = 100-90% Exams and Quizzes 30%

B = 89-80% Homework 25%

C = 79-70% Attendance/Participation 15%

D = 69-60%

F = 59% or less Final Exam 30%

Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/.  Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers.  The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis.  Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.
If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

AMIT F135: Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title: Introduction to Mining Systems and Equipment

Department/Number: AMIT 135

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: N/A

Location: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center (FPTC) Room #2

Meeting Dates/Time: TBD

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Name: Tathagata Ghosh, Aibyek Khamkhash

Office Location: 317 Duckering Building, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Office Hours: by Appointment

Telephone/Email: 907-474-6917   tghosh@alaska.edu

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbook: Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition

B.A Wills, James Finch PhD, Butterworth-Heinemann publisher, 2015

ISBN-13: 978-0080970530

 

 

Supplementary Readings: as provided

Any Supplies Required: Notebook or 3 ring binder to store handouts

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An overview to the field of mining beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mining and mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation, economic planning, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the equipment and processes used in large scale mine mill operations. The student will learn about separation and comminution equipment used, and the control and analysis operators use to control quality.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a mill operator technician in the control of separation and comminution in the mill.
  2. Understand and explain the terminology used to describe the equipment and systems in mill operations.
  3. Understand and explain mine mill process drawings.
  4. Students demonstrate an understanding of safety as applied to working in a mill facility
  5. Students demonstrate proper safety practices around rotating equipment
  6. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of crushing equipment.
  7. Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of grinding equipment circuits.
  8. Students demonstrate knowledge of mineral processing fundamentals.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs, the use of the Blackboard system, and other digital media.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Assignments and due dates will be provided in class or through the blackboard system.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

CLASS POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules:

  1. Turn off cell phones during class. If you must maintain cell phone contact, put the ringer on vibrate and leave the class room to receive a call.
  2. No laptop computers are allowed during class without instructor’s permission.
  3. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive .5 attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  4. Respect instructor and classmates.
  5. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  6. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  7. All tests will be administered in a closed book- no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard:

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment. Shorthand answers will not be accepted. Answers must communicate the content of the question. The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.

As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. A notebook is a good way to capture and retain this information. Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy. All Class assignments will be initiated from Blackboard. (You may be directed away from Blackboard but you will start in the Blackboard Assignments folder.)

Class Attendance and Participation:

Class attendance and participation is very important for meeting the course objectives. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Students who are working a rotating shift schedule or missing class on a regular basis need to make prior arrangements with the instructor. The student’s participation portion of the grade is based on the quality (not frequency) of your participation. Those receiving high grades in class participation are those who:

  1. Have prepared for class by completing reading assignments prior to the lecture.
  2. Understand and have completed all assignments neatly, accurately and on-time.
  3. Participate in class discussions by sharing experiences or asking/answering questions.
  4. Present Safety Huddle discussions.
  5. Are willing to volunteer for in-class demonstrations and exercises.
  6. Class participation will be an earned grade for each scheduled class. If you are late you will lose .5 point for class participation. If you are absent you lose the entire point.
  7. Unexcused absences will lose one attendance point. Excused absences will lose .5 attendance point. Excused means that you notified the instructor before the beginning of class. (As you would do if you were notifying an employer.)

Make Up work Policy

Homework and assignments turned in later than the test covering the assignment will receive zero credit and may not be evaluated. Keeping up with class work is expected. If you cannot be present for a test you should contact the instructor beforehand and schedule a time to make up the test. Tests not scheduled for make-up within a week will be scored as a 0.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale                                               Evaluation System

A = 100-90%                                                  Exams                                     30%

B =   89-80%                                                  Homework                              20%

C =   79-70%                                                  Attendance/Participation     20%

D =   69-60%                                                  Final Exam                              30%

F =   59% or less

* Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

* The Final exam is comprehensive and will be drawn from material covered over the entire semester.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

UAF Title IX

University of Alaska Board of Regents have clearly stated in BOR Policy that discrimination, harassment and violence will not be tolerated on any campus of the University of Alaska. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or any form of harassment including sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, you are encouraged to report that behavior. If you disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to a faculty member or any university employee, they must notify the UAF Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident.

Your choices for disclosure include:

1) You may confidentially disclose and access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043;

2) You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600;

3) You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at 474-7721

AMIT 129: Syllabus

COURSE INFORMATION

Title: Surface Mine Safety

Department/Number: AMIT 129

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: N/A

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Names: Tathagata Ghosh, Brian Ellingson

Office Hours: by Appointment

(You may also schedule appointments with the Admin Asst. (907 479-2436)

Telephone/Email: 907-479-2436   beellingson@alaska.edu

COURSE READINGS/MATERIALS

Course Textbook:

Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition
B.A Wills, James Finch PhD, Butterworth-Heinemann publisher, 2015

Supplementary Readings: as provided

Any Supplies Required: Notebook or 3 ring binder to store handouts

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Rights of miners, introduction to the work environment, ground control, hazard recognition, first aid and explosive safety. Course fulfills the Mine Safety Health Administration requirements for surface miner training. Students are awarded MSHA certificate upon completion of the class.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS

The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the Mill Operator Technician role in modern mining industry safety. This class will give special emphasis on the Alaskan mining mill operations processes, terminology, process drawings, regulatory agencies, equipment and procedures.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a mill operator technician in safety.
  2. Understand and explain the terminology utilized by mill operator technicians with mining safety systems.
  3. Understand and explain safety issues related to mine transportation.
  4. Understand and explain safety issues related to conveyors.
  5. Understand and explain safety issues related to Health and Housekeeping
  6. Understand and demonstrate Hazard Recognition as applied by MSHA..
  7. Understand and explain safety issues related to mine explosives and blasting.
  8. Understand and explain mine emergency evacuation, and causes of mine emergencies.
  9. Understand and explain safety issues related to fires and firefighting.
  10. Understand and explain safety issues related to mine ground control.
  11. Understand and explain safety issues related to mine electrical hazards.
  12. Understand and explain safety issues related to chemical hazards.
  13. Understand and explain safety issues related to mine crusher and mill operations, including maintenance.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs, the use of the Blackboard system, and other digital media.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Assignments and due dates will be provided through the Blackboard system.

COURSE POLICIES

Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

http://www.uaf.edu/catalog/current/academics/regs3.html#Student_Conduct

CLASS POLICIES

Classroom Ground Rules:

  1. Turn off cell phones during class. If you must maintain cell phone contact, put the ringer on vibrate and leave the class room to receive a call.
  2. No laptop computers are allowed during class without instructor’s permission.
  3. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive .5 attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  4. Respect instructor and classmates.
  5. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  6. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  7. All tests will be administered in a closed book- no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard:

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment. Shorthand answers will not be accepted. Answers must communicate the content of the question. The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.

As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. A notebook is a good way to capture and retain this information. Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy. All Class assignments will be initiated from Blackboard. (You may be directed away from Blackboard but you will start in the Blackboard Assignments folder.)

Class Attendance and Participation

Class attendance and participation is very important for meeting the course objectives. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Students who are working a rotating shift schedule or missing class on a regular basis need to make prior arrangements with the instructor. The student’s participation portion of the grade is based on the quality (not frequency) of your participation. Those receiving high grades in class participation are those who:

  1. Have prepared for class by completing reading assignments prior to the lecture.
  2. Understand and have completed all assignments neatly, accurately and on-time.
  3. Participate in class discussions by sharing experiences or asking/answering questions.
  4. Present Safety Huddle discussions.
  5. Are willing to volunteer for in-class demonstrations and exercises.
  6. Class participation will be an earned grade for each scheduled class. If you are late you will lose .5 point for class participation. If you are absent you lose the entire point.
  7. Unexcused absences will lose one attendance point. Excused absences will lose .5 attendance point. Excused means that you notified the instructor before the beginning of class. (As you would do if you were notifying an employer.)

Make Up work Policy

Homework and assignments turned in later than the test covering the assignment will receive zero credit and may not be evaluated. Keeping up with class work is expected. If you cannot be present for a test you should contact the instructor beforehand and schedule a time to make up the test. Tests not scheduled for make-up within a week will be scored as a 0.

EVALUATION

Grading Scale                                               Evaluation System

A = 100-90%                                                  Exams                                     30%

B =   89-80%                                                  Homework                              20%

C =   79-70%                                                  Attendance/Participation     20%

D =   69-60%                                                  Final Exam                              30%

F =   59% or less

* Plus and minus grades will not be submitted

* The Final exam is comprehensive and will be drawn from material covered over the entire semester.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.

DISABILITIES SERVICES

UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.If you believe you are eligible, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, fydso@uaf.edu.

UAF Title IX

University of Alaska Board of Regents have clearly stated in BOR Policy that discrimination, harassment and violence will not be tolerated on any campus of the University of Alaska. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or any form of harassment including sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, you are encouraged to report that behavior. If you disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to a faculty member or any university employee, they must notify the UAF Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident.

Your choices for disclosure include:

1) You may confidentially disclose and access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043;

2) You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600;

3) You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at 474-7721