• Official title: Graduate in Engineering of Mining and Energy Technology
  • Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture
  • Center: Higher Polytechnic School of Ávila
  • Type of teaching: On-site
  • Spanish Language
  • Regulated profession: Technical Engineer of Mines
  • Duration: 4 academic courses
  • ECTS credits: 240
  • Places of new entry 2019-20: 42

Presentation

The Degree in Mining and Energy Technology Engineering begins its implementation in the USAL in the 2010-11 academic year, once the verification process has been completed, and replaces the studies of the Mining Technical Engineer, specialty in Mining Surveys and Surveys.

This Degree qualifies to practice the regulated profession of Technical Engineer of Mines (Order CIN / 306/2009, of 9 February, by which the requirements are established for the verification of the official university titles that qualify for the aforementioned profession (BOE 18 / 2/2009)).

These studies last 4 years (60 ECTS per year to complete 240) and are structured in five modules of semester subjects: basic training (66 ECTS), training common to the mining branch (60 ECTS), training in specific technology in energy resources, fuels and explosives (48 ECTS), complementary training in geological-mining resources, geological-mining research and extractive technology (48 ECTS), electives (6 ECTS) and final thesis (12 ECTS).

In the academic year 2012-13, once the favorable report from ACSUCyL is received, the Adaptation Course to the Degree in Mining and Energy Technology Engineering begins, so that the Mining Technical Engineers (Surveys and Surveys) Mineras), graduates of the previous ordination, obtain, after passing it, the title of Graduate in Mining and Energy Technology. In 2016-2017 no places are offered in this Adaptation Course.

The USAL offers the possibility of studying the Double Degree in Civil Engineering and in the Engineering of Mining and Energy Technology that is offered in the EPS of Ávila.115635_avila_minas_energia.jpg

Competencies

goals

The structure of the Teaching must comply with the provisions of Royal Decree 1393/2007, and since it is a profession regulated by the Ministerial Order, CIN / 306/2008, of February 9, 2009, which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university qualifications that qualify for the exercise of the profession, which appear in section 3, and those that meet the General Objectives of the proposed Title:

  1. Scientific-technical training for the exercise of the profession of Technical Mining Engineer and knowledge of the functions of consulting, analysis, design, calculation, project, construction, maintenance, conservation and exploitation.
  2. Understanding of the multiple technical and legal constraints that arise in the development, in the field of mining engineering, that have as their object, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as established in section 5 of the aforementioned Order, the prospecting and geological-mining research, exploitations of all types of geological resources including groundwater, underground works, underground storage, treatment and beneficiation plants, power plants, mineral plants, construction materials plants , the carbochemical, petrochemical and gas plants, the waste and effluent treatment plants and the explosives factories and the capacity to use proven methods and accredited technologies, in order to achieve the greatest efficiency while respecting the environment and the environment. protection of the safety and health of workers and users of the indicated activities.
  3. Ability to design, draft and plan partial or specific projects of the units defined in the previous section, such as mechanical and electrical installations and their maintenance, energy transport networks, transport and storage facilities for solid, liquid or gaseous materials, tailings, rafts or dams, support and foundations, demolition, restoration, blasting and logistics of explosives.
  4. Ability to design, plan, operate, inspect, sign and direct projects, plants or facilities, within its scope.
  5. Ability to carry out studies of spatial planning and environmental aspects related to projects, plants and facilities, within their scope.
  6. Capacity for the maintenance, conservation and exploitation of projects, plants and facilities, in its scope.
  7. Knowledge to perform, in the field of mining engineering, in accordance with the knowledge acquired as established in section 5 of the aforementioned Order, measurements, layout, plans and maps, calculations, assessments, risk analysis, surveys, studies and reports, work plans, environmental and social impact studies, restoration plans, quality control system, prevention system, analysis and assessment of the properties of metallic materials, ceramics, refractories, synthetics and other materials, characterization of floors and rocky massifs and other analogous works.
  8. Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the necessary legislation in the exercise of the profession of Technical Mining Engineer.

Transversal Competences

Cross-disciplinary competences are considered relevant to be achieved by the graduates of the proposed Title, since they develop and complement the objectives established in this Report, guaranteeing those included in the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education, MECES, the Descriptors of Dublin, and those contemplated in the White Paper of the ANECA European Convergence Program (White Paper of the Degree in Mining and Energy Engineering published by the ANECA on its website). The transversal competences considered are those that are related:

  1. Capacity for organization, management and planning.
  2. Ability to analyze, critique, and synthesize, as well as to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  3. Ability to relate and manage information.
  4. Ability to understand and elaborate abstract models based on particular aspects.
  5. Capacity for decision making and problem solving.
  6. Ability to adapt to new situations.
  7. Capacity to update and continue integration of new technologies.
  8. Creativity and innovation.
  9. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in the native language, to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized and non-specialized public.
  10. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in one or more foreign languages.
  11. Ability to work in unidisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
  12. Skill in interpersonal relationships. Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism, as well as respect for fundamental rights and equality between men and women.
  13. Apply knowledge of Labor Engineering, environmental aspects, and spatial planning to the subject.
  14. Ethical commitment
  15. Motivation for quality.
  16. Ability to apply the necessary legislation in the exercise of the profession of Technical Mining Engineer.
  17. Autonomous learning capacity
  18. Scientific-technical training for the exercise of the profession of Technical Mining Engineer.

These competences are evaluable within the framework of the methodology adopted for the transmission of knowledge and the activities developed for the acquisition of the necessary skills and abilities.

Basic training competences

  1. Ability to solve mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge about: linear algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculation; differential equations and partial derivatives; numerical algorithmic numerical methods; statistics and optimization.
  2. Capacity for spatial vision and knowledge of graphic representation techniques, both by traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry, as well as by computer-aided design applications.
  3. Basic knowledge about the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programs with application in engineering.
  4. Understanding and mastery of basic concepts about the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and its application for the resolution of engineering problems.
  5. Basic knowledge of geology and terrain morphology and its application in problems related to engineering. Climatology.
  6. Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organization and management of companies.
  7. Know the general principles of chemistry to be able to apply them to engineering problems.

Training competences Common to the branch of Mines

  1. Ability to solve ordinary differential equations for application in engineering problems.
  2. Understanding of the concepts of randomness of physical, social and economic phenomena, as well as uncertainty.
  3. Knowledge of basic numerical calculation and applied to engineering.
  4. Understanding and mastery of basic concepts about the general laws of mechanics and thermodynamics and their application for the resolution of engineering problems. Transfer of heat and matter and thermal machines.
  5. Ability to know, understand and use the principles and technology of materials.
  6. Knowledge of geotechnics and soil and rock mechanics.
  7. Knowledge of materials resistance and structure theory.
  8. Knowledge of topography, photogrammetry and cartography.
  9. Knowledge of the principles of fluid mechanics and hydraulics.
  10. Ability to analyze the problems of safety and health in projects, plants or facilities.
  11. Fundamental knowledge about the electrical power system: power generation, transport network, distribution and distribution, as well as types of lines and conductors. Knowledge of the regulations on low and high voltage. Knowledge of basic electronics and control systems.
  12. Ability to apply study methodologies and environmental impact assessments and, in general, environmental technologies, sustainability and waste treatment.
  13. Capacity for planning and integral management of works, measurements, stakeout, control and monitoring.
  14. Knowledge of construction procedures.
  15. Knowledge of the methodology, management and organization of Projects.

Technology Specific Competencies

Scope Energy Resources, Fuels and Explosives

  1. Exploitation, transformation and management of energy resources.
  2. Hydraulic works and installations. Planning and management of hydraulic resources.
  3. Industries of generation, transport, transformation and management of electric and thermal energy.
  4. Basic operations of processes.
  5. Refining, petrochemical and carbochemical processes.
  6. Nuclear engineering and radiological protection.
  7. Logistics and energy distribution.
  8. Alternative energies and efficient use of energy.
  9. Manufacturing, handling and use of industrial and pyrotechnic explosives. Essays for the characterization of substances. explosive Transport and distribution of explosives.
  10. Control of the quality of the materials used.

Mine Exploitation Field

  1. Extraction of raw materials of mineral origin.
  2. Design, planning and management of mining operations.
  3. General and detailed geology.
  4. Geotechnical studies applied to mining, construction and civil works.
  5. Mineralogical, petrographic and geotechnical tests. Sampling techniques
  6. Reservoir modeling
  7. Preparation of thematic cartography.
  8. Design and execution of surface and underground works.
  9. Drilling and maintenance techniques applied to underground and surface works.
  10. Handling, transport and distribution of explosives.
  11. Design, operation and maintenance of plants for the preparation and treatment of minerals, industrial rocks, ornamental rocks and waste.
  12. Design, operation and maintenance of manufacturing plants for construction materials.
  13. Electrification in mining industries.
  14. Ecology and spatial planning. Planning and territorial and urban management.

Scope Mining Surveys and Prospecting

  1. Geophysical and Geochemical Prospecting.
  2. Design, planning and execution for prospection and extraction of minerals, rocks, fossil and nuclear fuels, groundwater and geotechnical. Idem for injection of fluids in underground structures.
  3. Drilling and maintenance techniques applied to underground and surface works.
  4. Mineralogical, petrographic and geotechnical tests. Sampling techniques
  5. Control of the quality of the materials used.
  6. General and detailed geology.
  7. Hydrological, hydrogeological, stratigraphic and paleontological studies.
  8. General and detailed topography.
  9. Preparation of thematic cartography.
  10. Reservoir modeling
  11. Geotechnical studies applied to mining, construction and civil works.
  12. Design and execution of surface and underground works.
  13. Ecology and spatial planning. Planning and territorial and urban management.
  14. Original exercise to be carried out individually and to present and defend before a university court, consisting of a project in the field of specific technologies of Mining Engineering of a professional nature.

Admission profile

It is recommended that students who access this Degree meet the following characteristics

  • Having completed a baccalaureate, preferably in the scientific-technical modality, and have a good training in the basic subjects inherent to this modality.
  • Capacity for planning and organization, teamwork, sense of responsibility, motivation for self-learning in the field of technical education.
  • Interest in developing a professional activity in the context of engineering, and in particular: research, extraction, transformation and management of mineral resources, underground works, urban planning and natural resources, ecology and environment, manufacture and handling of explosives, special blasting , demolitions, petrochemical and carbochemical and chemical industry in general, fossil and nuclear fuels, generation of energy (including nuclear and renewable energy), transportation, distribution and utilization, savings, efficiency and diversification of energy.

Recommended subjects

  • DC. of the Earth and environment.
  • Technical Drawing II
  • Electrical engineering
  • Physical
  • Mathematics II
  • Industrial Technology II

Access, Pre-registration, Admission and Registration

In order to enroll in this Degree, special conditions or tests different from the general ones established by the basic state regulations are not provided.

Students with partial official university studies who wish to be admitted to this degree should consult the requirements in the section "Transfer of file" of the Academic Guide of the degree in this same web.

Academic and Professional Exits

Academic Outputs

Once you finish the Degree in Engineering of Mining and Energy Technology, we suggest you study one of the following University Master's degrees at the USAL , if you opt for a greater specialization:

  • Cartographic Geotechnologies in Engineering and Architecture
  • Earth Sciences: Environmental and Applied Geology
  • Advanced Analysis of Multivariate Data and Big Data
  • Nuclear physics
  • Physics and Technology of Lasers
  • Intelligent Systems
  • ESO and Baccalaureate Teacher, Vocational Training and Language Teaching

Professional outings

These technicians are the engineers of Earth Sciences and make available to society the raw materials it needs. The most frequent areas of professional performance are:

  • Energy and Fuels: Refining, petrochemical and carbochemical, Fossil and nuclear fuels, Energy generation (Thermal Power Plants, Nuclear Power Plants and Production of Renewable Energies), Transport, distribution and energy markets, Energy saving and efficiency.
  • Geological Engineering: Research and Evaluation of mineral deposits, geotechnical studies applied to mining, construction and civil engineering, management of mineral resources, groundwater, geological and environmental risks, underground space for urban and industrial use.
  • Tillage and Explosives: Extraction of mineral resources, Design and execution of surface and underground works, Plants for the recovery and recycling of minerals, industrial rocks, ornamental rocks and residues, Manufacture and use of explosives, Blasting and demolition.

The USAL facilitates your professional insertion. Links of interest:

  • Professional orientation.
  • Training for employment.
  • Employment exchange.
  • Advice on business creation.
  • Practices for students.
  • Practices for graduates.
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated May 27, 2019
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