Mining Engineering UPER Implementation Project (UIP)

TitleMining Engineering UPER Implementation Project (UIP)
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

The UIP will build on the successful Mining Engineering UPER Project. We developed a renewal roadmap for revitalizing and improving the Mining Engineering Program. In this next stage, we want to begin the implementation of the insights and ideas generated during the UPER project. The first stage of this work will be the integration of the 2nd year learning experience. The current 2nd year experience includes 3 separate Mining courses that do achieve course level goals but do not serve program level goals well. When we surveyed students, 37.5% said they felt lost because of the gaps in their learning when courses are taught in silos. Our plan is to break down these silos and integrate these courses around a stronger central narrative about Mining Engineering, and who is a Mining Engineer? and how they need to think and act to best serve their employers, society, and their communities.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDavide Elmo
Year 1: Funded Amount95,062
Year 1: Team Members

Davide Elmo, Assistant Head, Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jim Sibley, Director, Centre for Instructional Support, Faculty of Applied Science
Jason Jarrett, Adjunct Professor, Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Retsepile Sello, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Applied Science