DEPARTMENT OF MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING ENGINEERING COURSE CONTENTS
 I. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
PHY 101 General Physics I 3 0 3 6
Content: Physics and measurement, Vectors, Kinematics in one, two and three dimension, Newton’s Laws, Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and Energy conservation, Momentum and Impulse, Rotation and Rigid Bodies, Dynamic of Rotation, Periodic Motion, Oscillatory Motion, Universal Gravitation. Textbook: · H.D. Young, R.A. Freedman, A. Lewis Ford, University Physics Vol.1, 13th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2011.
  • Raymond. A.Serway, Physics I for Scientists & Engineers Additional Resources:
  • B. Karaoğlu, Fizik, Üniversiteler için, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2012.
  • D.G. Giancoli, Physics I for Scientists & Engineers, 3th Edition, 2000.
  • D. Halliday, R. Resnick, Fiziğin Temelleri Cilt-I, (Çeviri Editörü: Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yalçın), Arkadaş Yayınevi, Ankara, 1997.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
CHM 101 General Chemistry 3 0 3 6
Content: The structure and classification of substance, the structure of atom, periodic table, gas laws, liquid phase, the phase diagrams, chemical bonds, the basic laws of the chemistry, the mole, chemical equations and its calculations, solutions and solubility, acid and base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, radioactivity. Textbook:
  • Petrucci Harwood, General Chemistry, Principals and Modern Applications, Volume-1, 6. Press, Palme, Ankara, 2005.
  • C.E. Mortimer, Modern University Chemistry, Volume 1, 1990. Additional Resources:
  • Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, General Chemistry, Bilim Press, 1999.
  • Raymond Chang, General Chemistry, Basic Concepts, 4. Press, Palme Pressing, Ankara, 2009.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MAT 101 Calculus I 4 0 4 7
Content: Functions and their graphs, Trigonometry, The limit of a function, Calculating limits using the limit laws, Continuity, The derivative of a function, Maximum minimum values, The mean value theorem, Linear approximations, Determinate forms and L’Hospital’s rule, Optimization problems, Curve sketching Textbook:
  • Calculus, J. Stewart , Calculus
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry, G.B. Thomas, R.L,Finney, Addison Wesley, New York, 1994. Additional Resources:
  • Genel Matematik, Mustafa Balcı, Kaynak Yayınları
  • Calculus and Analytic Geomatry, Sherman K. STEIN, A. BARCELLOS, McGraw Hill Inc.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 101 Intorduction to Mining Industries 2 0 2 7
Content: Introduction to mining engineering education and occupational areas. Introduction to and comparison of underground and open pit mining methods. Mine mechanization applications and advantages. Importance of ore-coal processing, application areas. Mining of coal, metals, precious metals and natural stones in Turkey and the world. Cement production technologies. Government and private sectors in mining. Mining and environment.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
TUR 101 Turkish Language I 2 0 2 3
Content: Chronological Development of Turkish Language, the General Characteristics of Turkish Language, Elements of sentences. Exercises in sentence analysis. Readings from literature. Exercises in composition. Textbook : The instructor lecture notes · Demir Nurettin, Emine Yılmaz, Türk Dili El Kitabı, Ankara: Grafiker yay., 2003. · Doğan Aksan, Türkçenin Gücü, Engin Yayınları, Ankara. · Demircan Ömer, İletişim ve Dil Devrimi, İstanbul: Yaylım yay., 2000. · Ergin Muharrem, Türk Dil Bilgisi, İstanbul: İÜEF yay. · Gencan Tahir Nejat, Dilbilgisi, Ankara: TDK yay.,1979. Additional Resources:
  • Özkırımlı Atilla, Türk Dili-Dil ve Anlatım, İstanbul: Bilgi Üniversitesi yay., 2001.
· Eker Süer, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Ankara: Grafiker yay. , 2002.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
HIS 101 Ataturk’s Principles and The History of Turkish Revolution I 2 0 2 2
Content: The characteristics of the Turkish Republic and Atatürk's reforms in their cultural, ideological and historical context. Study of the intellectual foundations of Modern Turkey Recommended Sources: Textbook:
  • Prof. Dr. Refik Turan, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Safran, Prof. Dr. Necdet Havla, Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkılâp Tarihi, Okutman Yayıncılık, 2011.
Additional Resources: · Mevlut Celebi, Türk İnkılâp Tarihi, 2009.
 II. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
PHY 102 General Physics II 3 0 3 6
Content: Electric charge, Electric fields and Electric potential, Gauss law.. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Sources of the magnetic field. Faraday's law. Inductance. Alternating current circuits. Electromagnetic waves. Recommended Sources: Textbook: · H.D. Young and R.A. Freedman, A. Lewis Ford, University Physics Vol.2, 12th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2007.
  • Raymond. A. Serway, Physics II for Scientists & Engineers Additional Resources:
  • B. Karaoğlu, Fizik, Üniversiteler için, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2012.
  • D.G. Giancoli, Physics II for Scientists & Engineers, 4th Edition, 2007.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
EEE 110 Computer Programming 2 2 3 6
Content: Introduction to C, difference of C from other programming languages; type of variables; Constants; Mathematical expressions; Operators; Loops; Conditional expressions, Input-output functions, Progressions; Pointers, Strings. TextBook:
  • Problem Solving and Program Design in C, Hanly, J.R., Koffman, E.B, Pearson Education Inc., (2003)
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MAT 102 Calculus II 4 0 4 7
Content: Anti-derivatives, Indefinite Integrals; The substitution rule; Integration by parts; Trigonometric integrals; Integration of rational functions by partial fractions; The definite integrals; Area of a surface of revolution; Applications to engineering; The integral test and estimates of sums ; Representations of functions as power series; Taylor and Maclaurin series; Solutions of systems of linear equations; Matrices; Gauss-Jordan elimination: solving systems of equations; Determinants, Inverse of a square matrix, Cramer’s rule. Recommended Sources: Textbook:
  • Calculus, J. Stewart, Calculus
  • Calculus and Analytic Geomatry, Sherman K. STEIN, A. BARCELLOS, McGraw Hill Inc. Additional Resources:
  • Genel Matematik, Mustafa Balcı, Kaynak Yayınları
· Lineer Cebir, H. H. Hacısalihoğlu
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 104 Technical Drawing and CAD 2 0 2 7
Content: Technical Drawing in Engineering, Technical Drawing Equipments, Meanings of Line Types, Lettering, Fundamentals of Dimensioning, Principles of Projection, Orthographic Views, Multivew Sketching, Auxiliary Views, Section Views, Isometric Perspectives, Surface Finishing Symbols, Fasteners and Drawings,Iintroduction to CAD. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
TUR 102 Turkish Language II 2 0 2 2
Content: Elements of sentences. Exercises in sentence analysis. Readings from literature. Exercises in composition. Errors in sentence structure and their corrections. Writing research papers. Development of the student's ability to speak and write well through the use of selected texts from world literatures. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
HIS 102 Ataturk’s Principles and The History of Turkish Revolution I 2 0 2 2
Content: Analysis of the main political, social, economic and cultural currents in the Republican era. Nation state and nationalism as a major force in Turkey. Recommended Sources: Textbook: · Demir Nurettin, Emine Yılmaz, Türk Dili El Kitabı, Ankara: Grafiker yay., 2003. · Doğan Aksan, Türkçenin Gücü, Engin Yayınları, Ankara. · Demircan Ömer, İletişim ve Dil Devrimi, İstanbul: Yaylım yay., 2000. · Ergin Muharrem, Türk Dil Bilgisi, İstanbul: İÜEF yay., 1968.
  • Gencan Tahir Nejat, Dilbilgisi, Ankara: TDK yay., 1979. Additional Resources:
  • Özkırımlı Atilla, Türk Dili-Dil ve Anlatım, İstanbul: Bilgi Üniversitesi yay, 2001.
· Eker Süer, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Ankara: Grafiker yay, 2002.
 III. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MAT 201 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 0 3 5
Content: Classification of differential equations and their solutions, Initial value problems and boundary value problems, formation of differential equations. Separable differential equations, exact differential equations, homogeneous differential equations, differential equations with linear coefficients, linear differential equations, Bernoulli differential equations, Riccati differential equations, Equations reducible to exact differential equations. Basic theory of higher order differential equations, Reduction of order, Homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients, Nonhomogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients and their solution methods: method of variation of parameters, method of undetermined coefficients, Cauchy-Euler differential equations. Recommended Sources: Textbook:
  • Shepley L.Rose, Differential Equations, John Willey and Sons, USA, 1984.
  • W.E.Boyce and R.C.Di Prima, Elementary Differantial Equations and Boundary Value Problems, John Willey and Sons, 1997. Additional Resources: · M.Aydın, G.Gündüz, B.Kuryel, G.Oturanç, Diferansiyel Denklemler ve Uygulamaları.
  • C.H.Edwards, D.E.Penney, Diferansiyel Denklemler ve Sınır Değer Problemleri.
  • Kreyszig, E., Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley, 9th edition, 2005 , John Wiley and Sons Press, 1991.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 203 Engineering Mechanics 3 0 3 4
Content: Principles of statics, force vector, moment, equilibrium of particle and rigid body, equilibrium of forces in plane and space, supports and support reactions, structures, friction, center of gravity. Principles of dynamics, kinematics and kinetics of particles, definition of the problem in various coordinate systems, general motion, absolute and relative motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, impact. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 205 Elements of Geology 2 2 3 4
Content: General Geology is an introduction course to the Solid Earth System. This course outlines the way Earth works externally and internally. It presents the earth materials and geological structures, processes and history in terms of the plate tectonics theory. The Earth's Interior: Plate Tectonics, Oceanic and Continental Crust, Geological Structures and Deformation, Earthquakes and Natural Hazards, Surface of the Earth, Earth materials: Minerals & Rocks, Geologic Time Scale, Earth History and the Climate System. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 207 Minerology & Petrography 3 0 3 4
Content: Physical mineralogy: Cleavage. Fracture. Hardness. Density of minerals. Color. Fluorescence and phosphorescence. Piezoelectricity. Magnetic characteristics of minerals. Chemical mineralogy. Coordination principles. Solid solution. Isomorphism. Polymorphism. Pseudomorphism. Descriptive mineralogy: Classification of minerals. Structure of silicates and study of diagnostic properties of minerals. Structure of the earth crust, magma, physical and chemical conditions of the magma, crystallization of magma, emplacement of magma, classification of the magmatic rocks using different methods, petrographic features of the different rock suites, metamorphism, mode of occurence, metamorphic conditions, kinds of the metamorphism, paragenesis and facies,metamorphic textures, kinds of the metamorphic rocks. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 209 Surface Mining 3 0 3 5
Content: Emphasis is given to surface mining methods applied to coal seams, metalliferous and industrial mineral deposits/ Cut-off limits/ Factors affecting selection of mining methods/ Types of machinery used/ Equipment selection techniques/ Drilling and blasting/ Cost analysis/ One or two visits to operating surface metalliferous or coal mines or quarries will be made and reports about visits will be prepared. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 IV. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 202 Strength of Materials for Mining 3 0 3 4
Content: State of stress and strain. Idealizations and principles in solving engineering problems. Axially loaded members. Torsion. Laterally loaded members. Thermal stress and strain. Indeterminate problems. Deflections. Failure theories. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 204 Ore Deposits 2 2 3 5
Content: Definition of ore, ore deposit, grade, reserve. Classifıcation of ore deposits. Plate tectonics and ore deposits. Ortomagmatic deposits. Pegmatitic deposits. Pneumatolitic deposits. Pyrometasomatic deposits. Hydrothermal deposits. Carbonatitic deposits. Volcanogenic deposits. Metamorphism related deposits. Lateritic deposits. Oxidation and cementation zones deposits. Placer deposits. Sedimentary deposits. Various examples from Turkey and the world. Resolution of typical problems concerning position, grade and reserve of ore deposits TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 206 Underground Mining 3 0 3 5
Content: Introduction. Prospecting and evaluation. Exploration, reserve definitions and calculation methods. Grade, sampling. The value of ore deposit. Planning of underground structures. Planning of audits, drifts and inclines. Shafts, shaft location. Interval between levels, level planning, sublevels, Time scheduling. Structures in ore deposits, Classifications of underground production methods. Longwall methods, shortwall methods, pillar methods, chamber methods, block methods. Method selection. Production methods in Turkey. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 208 Mineral Processing I 3 2 4 5
Content: Introduction to Ore Dressing, Definition of Ore Dressing, Ore Dressing Terms, Applied Processes, Comminution Processes, Definition of Crushing and Classification of Crushers, Crushing Circuits, Definition of Grinding, Grinding Systems, Grinding Circuits Calculations, New Developed Mills in Comminution, Definition and Types of Classification. TextBook: · Wills, B.A. and Napier-Munn, T., “Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery”, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2006. · The instructor lecture notes.
 V. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 300 Summer Practice I 0 0 0 5
Content: Summer practice offer students an opportunity to get some practice work experience and be able to try out what it's actually like working in a particular career in related mining companies for 1 month.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 301 Statistical Methods for Engineers 3 0 3 5
Content: Counting Techniques, Concept of Probability, Probability Function, Probability Density Function, Bernoulli, Binom, Poisson Disributions, Exponantial, Gamma, Normal Density Functions, Random Variables of Multiple Dimensions, The Concept of Estimator and Properties of Estimators, Maxsimum Likelihood Function, Test of Hypothesis, Ki-Square Test, t-test, F-test, Correlation Theory. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 303 Mineral Processing II 3 2 4 5
Content: Definition and importance of enrichment in mineral processing, purpose of application and application area, properties of minerals for separation, enrichment methods and method selection, base enrichment flow sheet, evaluation of enrichment results, particle liberation, enrichment by size classification, enrichment by sorting, behavior of particle in fluid medium, importance of gravity separation, heavy (dense) separation methods, jigging separation, laminar flow separation and centrifuge separators, magnetic separation, electrostatic separation, concentration by flotation, chemical processing. TextBook: · Wills, B.A. and Napier-Munn, T., “Mineral Processing Technology: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery”, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2006. · The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 305 Rock Mechanics 3 2 4 5
Content: Introduction, rock engineering problems, Stress, Strain, Stress-Strain relationship, Physical and mechanical properties of rocks, testing of rocks, classifications of rocks, insitu stress determination methods, design principles of underground spans, ground stresses of room & pillar and longwall mining method, subsidence, rock burst, slope stability in open pit mines. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 VI. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 302 Fluid Mechanics 3 0 3 5
Content: Definitions and fluid properties, surface and body forces. Hydrostatics. Kinematics. Basic equations and their applications: system and control volume concepts, Reynolds transport theorem, conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Pipe flow: flow in smooth and rough pipes, frictional losses, Moody chart, minor losses, simple pipe systems. General characteristics and states of open channel flow, uniform flow, energy and momentum concepts. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.A., Swaffield, J.A. and Jack, L.B., 2005, Fluid Mechanics, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall.
  • Massey, B. and Ward-Smith, J., 2006, Mechanics of Fluids, 8th Ed., Taylor&Francis.
  • Munson, B.R., Young, D.F. and Okiishi, T.H., 2005, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 5th Ed., John Wiley&Sons.
  • White, F.M., 2003, Fluid Mechanics, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 304 Academic Presentation Skills 2 2 3 5
Content: The course aims at developing oral presentation skills. To this end, students are engaged in classroom discussions following advanced reading texts on a variety of topics. In the course students study effective presentation techniques, do extensive reading and carry out research to give presentations of different functions with mature content and topical vocabulary. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Academic papaers related to minig and mineral processing enginnering application and renovation
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 306 Occupational Health and Safety in Mining 3 0 3 5
Content: Importance of occupational health in mining. Reasons of occupational accidents in Industry. Situation in developed countries. Current occupational health situation in mining. Legal aspects of occupational health and accidents. Current occupational health and safety law in mining. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 308 Coal Preparation and Technology 2 2 3 5
Content: Definition of coal and coal properties, Coal properties and its role on consumption, Utilization of Turkish hard coal, lignite and wastes. Sampling of coal deposits. Coal preparation, washability curves, float-sink and M-curve. Crushing, screening and wet concentration of coal, dry coal beneficiation, reduction of sulfur content of coals. Removal of coal moisture. Secondary processes of coal preparation. Process evaluation methods of coal plants. Coal analyses methods. TextBook:
 VII. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 400 Summer Practice II 0 0 0 5
Content: Summer practice offer students an opportunity to get some practice work experience and be able to try out what it's actually like working in a particular career in related mining companies for 1 month.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 401 Graduation Projects I 2 2 3 5
Content: Each undergraduate student prepares a report about the mining engineering subjects that are given by the supervisor and also they are investigating and experimenting on theirs subject with supervisor. Besides, students submit indivudally or group-prepared poster and oral presentation to jury. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Occupational health and safety management, Charles D. Reese, 2003.
  • A manager's guide to health & safety at work Jeremy W. Stranks, 2003.
 
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 403 Flotation 3 2 4 5
Content: The course was aimed to give the students the fundamental knowledge about flotation, phases, surface chemistry, flotation reagents; regulatorsi activators, deppresants, modifiers, collectors, frothers, flotation techniques, flotation machines, applicability of flotation techniques to different ores. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • S. Atak, Flotasyon İlkeleri ve Uygulaması, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Vakfı Yayınları No.34, 1990.
  • Gupta, D.S. Yan, Mineral Processing Design and Operations: An Introduction, Elsevier, 2006.
  • R.P. King, Principles of Flotation, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1982.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 405 Mine Surveying 2 2 3 5
Content: Measurement of horizontal distances, angles and directions. Theodolite surveying. Surface and underground traversing, triangulation. Correlation of surface and underground surveys. Differential and profile leveling; cross-sections and volume calculations; underground leveling; area with planimeter. Setting out curves, direction and gradients. Dip and fault problems. Shaft pillar calculations. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 VIII. SEMESTER
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 402 Graduation Projects II 2 2 3 5
Content: Each undergraduate student prepares a report about the mining engineering subjects that are given by the supervisor and also they are investigating and experimenting on theirs subject with supervisor. Besides, students submit indivudally or group-prepared power point presentation and presents the subjects orally to jury. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 404 Engineering Ethics 1 0 1 5
Content: Philosophical and ethical concepts, General moral principles, Human rights,Basic concepts of moral philosophy, Ethical theories, Historical development of engineering ethics, Engineering ethics codes, Ethics in design engineering, Choices and ethics in engineering profession, engineering ethics principles. Ethics in the field of engineering, Corporate ethics, management ethics, ethics and globalization, honesty and responsibility in engineering, product liability,Informed consent in engineering , Ethical approach to the solution of conflicts, Compromise, Negotiation strategies, Engineering and environment. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 406 Mining and Mineral Processing Plant Design 3 0 3 5
Content: Provides students with tools necessary for a preliminary feasibility study for a mining or mineral processing plant, including conceptual flowsheet design, the selection and sizing of the proper equipment,capital and operating cost estimation. Indivudally or group, students design a mining or mineral processing plant under supervising of their supervisors. Provide students with the opportunity to work in a team and present their work both orally and in a formal report format. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP 408 Mining Legislation 2 0 2 5
Content: In mining areas, commentary and practice of mining law and related issues, which is about the mining, comparions of laws. Turkish Mining Law. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Turkish Mining Law.
ELECTIVE COURSES  IV. SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP210 Beneficiation of Industrial Minerals 3 0 3 5
Content: Fundamental knowledge for beneficiation methods of industrial minerals. Classification of industrial minerals. Asbestos, Barite. Boron and borates. Feldspar. Clay minerals. Graphite Diatomite. Sulfür, Magnesite minerals. Perlite, Talc. Fluorspar, strontium minerals, mica. Sand and gravel. Gypsum. Limestone and Dolomite. Marble types and methods of processing. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • S.J. Lefond, (Ed.), “Industrial Minerals and Rocks”, SME-AIME, Vol.1 and 2,1983.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP212 Mine Exploration 3 0 3 5
Content: Mine deposits types, detection of anomalies, visual inspection in the fields, sampling from field, exploration methods, seismic, chemical, drilling, water sampling, electrical and magnetic exploration methods, satellite aerial sampling methods. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 V. SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP307 Solid / Liquid Separation 3 0 3 5
Content: To emphasize the importance of solid-liquid separation in mineral processing. To explain the separation techniques and application areas. Terminal velocity, free and hindered settling. Sedimentation theories, factors affecting the sedimentation. Flocculation and coagulation, zeta potential and application in sedimentation. Thickeners, operating principles. Gravity sedimentation and thickener designs. Separation by centrifugal force. Filtration, factors affecting filtration. Drying and dryers. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Napier-Munn, T., B.A. Wills, ‘‘Mineral Processing Technology’’, 7th Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006.
  • E.G. Kelly and D.J. Spottishwood, “Introduction to Processing”, John Wiley and Sons, 1982.
  • L. Svarovsky, “Solid-Liquid Separation”, ISBN:0750645687, Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann publications, Fourth Edition, 2000.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP309 Drilling Technique 3 0 3 5
Content: Basic knowledge of principles of drilling and drilling machines used in both underground and open-pit mining operations. Purpose and types of drilling activities in mining operations. Basic principles and mechanics of drilling. Percussion and rotary drilling techniques. Bit types and selection of bits Wear of bits and wear prediction methods Physico-mechanical rock properties affecting drilling rate. Underground drilling machines. Drilling applications in underground mining operations. Open-pit drilling machines Drilling applications in open-pit mining operations. Core drilling and evaluation of core samples TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 VI. SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP310 Metallurgy 3 0 3 5
Content: Introduction to hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, historical improvement of hydrometallurgical and pyrometallyurgical methods. Fundamental operations in hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. Leaching, chemical equilibrium, solubility, hydration, hydrolysis, pH. Thermodynamics of reactions, free energy change. E-pH diagrams, oxidation, reduction. Leaching methods. Pyrometallurgy methods, types of pyrometallurgy furnaces. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Tomas Havlik, “Hydrometallurgy: Principles and Applications”, 2008
  • C. K. Gupta and T. K. Mukherjee, “Hydrometallurgy in Extraction Processes: v. 1”, 1990
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP312 Agglomeration 3 0 3 5
Content: Fundemantal knowledge about agglomeration. Agglomeration techniques. Briquetting, sintering, pelletizing, nodulizing. Purpose of agglomeration. Binders and additives in agglomeration. Applications in different industries. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP314 Mine System Analysis 3 0 3 5
Content: Introduction, Linear Programming; Simplex method, Formulation, Duality, Revised Simplex Algorithm, Sensitivity Analysis, Network Flow Analysis; CPM and Pert, Ultimate Pit Limit Problems, Other Applications, Queuing Theory, Simulation, Cutoff Grade Optimization. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP316 Mine Ventilation 3 0 3 5
Content: Characteristics of mine atmospheres. Ventilation surveys. Gases and dusts in mine atmosphere. Coal dust and explosions. Sources of dust and prevention. Mine fires, classification and prevention. Relationships between the airway resistance, pressure drop and airflow. Natural and mechanical ventilation. Fans and characteristics. Auxiliary ventilationin m,nes and tunnels. Determination of air quantity. Planning air flow. Solution of ventilation network problems. Finding air distribution and solution for controlled air flow. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
 VII. SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP407 Waste Processing and Recycling 3 0 3 5
Content: Gain an awareness of the importance of waste processing and recycling for a sustainable environment and production in different industries.Basics of waste management. Classification of wastes. Industrial and household wastes. Separation of waste materials and components in wastes. Recycling and reuse of aluminum wastes. Separation, processing.Economic assessment of recycling processes. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Vaughn, J., ‘‘Waste Management: A Reference Handbook’’, ABC-CLIO, 2008
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP409 Pelletizing 3 0 3 5
Content: Fundemantal knowledge about pelletizing. Pelletizing techniques. Purpose of pelletizing. Binders and additives in pelletizing. Application of pelletizing in iron ore industries. Iron ore sintering. Iron ore pelletizing details. Pelletizing equipments. Pelletizing steps. Pellet hardening techniques. Pellet firing. Pelletizing furnaces. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Ball D. F., Dartnell J., Davison J., Grieve A., Wild R., Agglomeration of iron ores, American Elsevier Publishing company, Inc., New York, 1973.
  • Meyer K., Pelletizing of iron ores, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Verlag Stahleisen GmbH, Düsseldorf, 1980.
  • Eisele T. C. and Kawatra S. K., A review of binders in iron ore pelletization, Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Rev., Vol. 24: pp. 1-90, 2003
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP411 Cement Raw Materials and Technology 3 0 3 5
Content: Introduction to cement equipment and technology. Cement raw meterials and cement processes. Recognising cement tecnology learning. Learning cement raw and additive metarials using cement production. Cement production processes. Knowledge and experiments of cement and concrete quality. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP413 Mining and Environment 3 0 3 5
Content: Ecosystem, The Effect of Pollution to the Ecosystem and Human Health, Energy Sources and the Importance of Coal in Turkey, Effects of Mining Activities on Environment , The Terms Used in Mine Planning and Environment, Mine Closure and Post Mining Use of Land, Environmental Law, Environmental Impact Assessment for Mining Activities, Description and Classification of Ore Dressing Tailings, Environmental Effect of Ore Dressing Facilities, Clean Coal Technologies, Risk Assessment and Management of Hazardeous Wastes, Site Rehabilitation of Ore Dressing Plants, Tailing Dams. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP415 Blasting and Rock Fragmantation 3 0 3 5
Content: Principles of rock penetration. Rock-bit interactions. Indentation and dragging. Specific energy. Prediction of penetration rate. Types of drilling and drill-bits. Machine selection. Theory of rock fragmentation by explosives. Commercial explosives, properties and selection. Initiating systems. Surface and underground blast design. Estimation of costs. Environmental effects of blasting. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP417 Geophysics 3 0 3 5
Content: Investigation of the Earth by using physical methods. Using with gravity, magnetic, electric, electromagnetic, seismic, radiometric and well-logging methods. Geophysical methods used in groundwater, coal, oil-natural gas, mining, industry and radioactive mineral explorations. Selected topics in environmental and archaeological geophysics. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP419 Marble and Natural Stones Technology 3 0 3 5
Content: Definition and classification of natural stones, block production methods on the quarrying of natural Stones. Quarry machinery used on the quarrying of natural stones.General information for Turkish and world natural stone industries. The influence of factors such as the reserve, quality, technological properties and structural properties on the quarrying of natural stones. Drilling-and blasting method. Diamond wire sawing method. Quarry equipment such as horizontal and vertical drilling machines.Hydraulic rock splitters. Portable compressors, pneumatic air bags. Loaders and derrick winches. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Industrial Diamond Rewiev, Building Stone Magazine, The Natural Stone Specialist
  • Capuzzi, Q., Modern Technology and Machinery for Marble Quarring, Benetti Mach. 99 pp.
 VIII. SEMESTER ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP410 Metallic Ore Processing Methods 3 0 3 5
Content: Fundamental knowledge for beneficiation methods of metallic minerals. Classification of metallic minerals, specifications and application fields. Beneficiation methods of metallic minerals: Flotation and other methods.cInvestigation of flowsheets related to metallic mineral concentration. Beneficiation methods of precious minerals (Gold, silver, platinum, palladium etc.).Amalgamation, leaching by cyanide for gold. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • N.L. Weiss, (Ed.), “SME Mineral Processing Handbook”, SME-AIME, 1985
  • Marsden, J.O. and House, C.I. "The Chemistry of Gold Extraction" Second Edition, 2006
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP412 Energy Resources 3 0 3 5
Content: Introduction to energy sources, characteristics, classification and criterions for classification. The basics of energy production and consumption and to emphasize the fragile character of the supply-demand balance in the global energy sector. Identification and assess the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption. A look at the national/international energy politics and market changes in view of the current global situation. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • Kemp, W.H. 2005. The Renewable Energy Handbook. Aztext Press. Ontario, Canada. 567 p
  • Boyle, Godfrey. 2004. Renewable Energy (2nd edition). Oxford University Press, 450 pages (ISBN: 0-19-926178-4).
  • Boyle, Godfrey, Bob Everett, and Janet Ramage (eds.) 2004. Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future. Oxford University Press, 619 pages (ISBN: 0-19-926179-2)
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP414 Mineral Proc. Tailings and Effluent Management 3 0 3 5
Content: Knowledge about solid wastes produced due to mining and mineral processing. Knowledge about liquid wastes (effluents) produced due to mining and mineral processing. Knowledge about problems caused by wastes produced due to mining and mineral processing. Knowledge about management of wastes produced due to mining and mineral processing. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
  • S. G. Vick, “Planning Design and Analysis of Tailings Dams”, John Wiley& Sons, 1983
  • M. Songupta, “Environmental Impacts of Mining in Monitoring Restoration and Control”, Lewis Publishers, 1993
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP416 Mining Economics and Valuation 3 0 3 5
Content: Basic Concepts of Economy, Revenue and cost concept, Cost estimation, Depreciation and amortization and their applications The time value of money and interest rates, Economic evaluation methods (Present, future and annual worth, internal rate of return, Hoskolt methods etc.), Types of investment proposal and properties of mining investment, Risk assessment in mining, Inflation effects on mining investment. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP418 Tunneling 3 0 3 5
Content: Mechanization prerequirements for mines, tunnels, planning. Site investigations. NATM, impact hammers, support. Cutters, cutting mechanics, specific energy, performance prediction. Coal cutters, continuous miners, ploughs, shearers, roadheaders. Longwall, shortwall, room and pillar, metallic mine mechanization. TBMs, EPB-TBMs, Slurry-TBMs, microtunnelling methods. Backup equipments. Shaft and raise boring machines. Mechanization of metro excavations. Latest developments, applications in mechanical excavation for mining, tunnelling. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP420 Reserve Estimation and Geostatistics in Mining 3 0 3 5
Content Introduction to mineral resources and definition of reserve, grade terms. Knowledge of grade and reserve estimation using tradational and geostatistical methods. Determination of reserve and grade distributions. Building 3D models and underground mapping. Analysing of risk in reserve and grade using geoistatistical simulations. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.
Code Course Title T L C ECTS
MMP422 Mine Power and Machinary 3 0 3 5
Content: Compressed air, isothermic and adiabatic compression. Works in compressors and engines. Coding systems. Network calculations. Compressed air engines. Pneumatic stowing machinery and pipes. Air requirement and power calculation. Examples of applications. Haulage installations. Cage and skip systems. Drum and Koepe hoists. Towers and head frame arrangements. Dynamics of haulage installations. Ropes, types, characteristics and maintenance. Rope calculations. Force, power calculations. Examples from applications. TextBook:
  • The instructor lecture notes.