Friday, 17 January 2014

A welcome visitor from Australia

Jon, Amanda and I had an excellent pub lunch today with Diana Drinkwater, the Technical Programme Manager for the JKTech, Brisbane. and the first woman to be elected to the International Mineral Processing Council (posting of 16th October).

Amanda, Diana and Jon in Falmouth
Diana had travelled all the way from Brisbane to Falmouth for a 2-day meeting at Camborne School of Mines. She was representing the JKTech on the Sandwik SIMS programme. In this post-graduate programme Sandwik provides academic support for over 20 research projects per year, developing a cohort of high performing key staff with effective networking and shared technical skills. The aim is to provide participants with a well founded academic and job oriented specialisation and intensified education in the field of raw materials extraction and all associated scientific disciplines with regard to international standards and practices.

The course is addressed especially to engineers who are interested in getting an additional qualification in the field of raw materials extraction with regard to national and international practices in raw materials industries including related fields in the economics and social environment of this industry.

For this purpose the course is organised in cooperation with the following institutes

  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • LuleĆ„ University of Technology, Sweden
  • University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines, UK
  • JKTech, Australia
  • University of Leoben, Austria
The course consists of five modules and lasts two years. It is completed with a project work and a thesis presentation and awarded with 62 ECTS points.  After the successful completion of this course the participants are granted the academic postgraduate degree of an "International Mining and Construction Engineer".

More information can be found on the SIMS website.

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