Certificate Degrees and Continuing Education

  • Master's Degree in Geomechanical Mining

    General Information

    Teaching Languages: Spanish

    Places: 20

    Duration: 2 years (60 ECTS credits)

    Tuition Fee: €8,300

    Access Requirements: Being in possession of any Degree related to the Master's Degree, preferably:

    • Mining Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Geology
    • Civil Engineering
    • Etc.

    Registration and enrolment periods

    • Pre-registration: First period: June 4 to June 18
    • Provisional lists: June 20
    • Complaints about the provisional lists: June 21-24
    • Definitive lists: June 28
    • Enrolment: July 2-3
    • Pre-registration: Second period: July 8 to August 20
    • Provisional lists: September 5
    • Complaints about the provisional lists: September 6-7
    • Definitive lists: September 12
    • Enrolment: September 13-18

    Modality: Attendance required

    Schedule: Four days per month, from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00, according to the calendar featured in the application form.

    Teaching Center: Lima

    Professional Opportunities

    • Research, Prospection and Exploitation of Natural Resources
    • Geotechnic Mapping and Zoning of Mining Exploitations
    • Mining Hydrogeology
    • Superficial Mining Exploitations
    • Exploitation of Interior Mines
    • Design of Tunnels
    • Design of Sterile Mine Deposits
    • Design of Terraces
    • Design of Foundations
    • Study and Stabilization of Civil and/or Mining Slopes
    • Proposal of Sustainbility in Subterranean Excavations
    • Geotechnic Modelization in Minin and/or Civil Works

    Syllabus

    The Master's Degree has a duration of 2 years, organized in four semesters with a total of 60 ECTS credits.

    MODULE 1: General Education

    SUBJECTS

    1. Mining Geology and Geotechnics
    2. Mining Hydrogeology

    MODULE 2: Geomechanics in Superficial Mining

    SUBJECTS

    1. Security of slopes and Open Pits against instabilities controlled by discontinuities
    2. Security of slopes and Open Pits against rotational instabilities
    3. Application of statistical methods to the study of security of slopes and Open Pits
    4. Current techniques for the stabilization of slopes
    5. Zoning of rocky massifs
    6. Possible Mechanical Excavation of the Terrain
    7. Dynamics of the rocky massif in superficial mining exploitations

    MODULE 3: Geomechanics in Subterranean Mining

    SUBJECTS

    1. Dynamics of the rocky massif in subterranean mining exploitations
    2. Mining methods: Selection and geomechanic behavior
    3. Maintenance and fortification of mining infrastructures
    4. aintenance and fortification of mining bundles
    5. Natural maintenance of the terrain: pillars and mining chambers

    MODULE 4: Geomechanic design. Modeling and Geotechnic Control

    SUBJECTS

    1. Track design in mining
    2. Design of dumps and mining dams
    3. Design of foundations in soils and rocks
    4. Auscultation and geotecnich control of the terrain in mining exploitations
    5. 2D modelization in civil and mining exploitations
    6. 3D modelization in civil and mining exploitations

    Contact

    • Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Díaz

      Department of Exploitation and Prospection of Mines of the University of Oviedo

      Telephone: + 34 985 104 224

      E-mail: mangelrd@uniovi.es

    Coordination :

    • Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Díaz

      Telephone: + 34 985 104 224

      E-mail: mangelrd@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Exploitation and Prospection of Mines of the University of Oviedo