A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining

2 modules


Course Length
3 hours

Edumine Courses

27 Feb 2024



This is a concise course on rock engineering for non-engineers in mining. The course addresses rock engineering issues for personnel of mining companies who are not directly involved in mining: people like managers, metallurgists, field geologists... even accountants, secretaries and lawyers. This course has been given to mining companies and mining operations around the world, primarily so that non-engineering personnel can understand what operations personnel need at the mine site level. The goal is to give non-engineering personnel an appreciation of the volume of rock failures and their implications.


A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining consists of 7 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content.


  • Dr. Rimas Pakalnis


Duration: 3 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Geotechnics
Level: Introduce
Version Date: August 3, 2004

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the role and importance of rock engineering in mining.

Recommended Background

  • There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining
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Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
High cost compared to content. Many images were grainy / poor quality. Poorly written text. This course needs an update and upgrade, and should cost much less. I was finished it in about 1 hour.
Added almost 2 years ago, by Anonymous
A decent, very simplified overview of the applicability of rock mechanics in surface and underground mining.
Added over 2 years ago, by Evan
Added over 4 years ago, by Matthew

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