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MINERAL RESOURCES & SUBSOIL MANAGEMENT

Supplying mankind with mineral and energy resources developing the subsoil while preserving the natural heritage

« Supplying humanity with mineral and energy resources, developing the subsoil while preserving the natural heritage »

minerals

Today, as has always been true, man cannot produce anything that does not come from the earth. We will not be able to do without the use of mineral resources, many of which are likely to be in even greater demand. We will have to produce differently, better, rather than produce less, but also recycle. The subsoil is also a real resource for land-use planning because it allows the surface to be freed up. We are now talking about urban planning and underground storage.

The "Mineral Resources & Subsoil Development" field of excellence covers four sectors of activity. Mining and quarrying, where the engineer will be required to explore, extract and transform natural resources in a responsible, reasoned and concerted manner. Tunnels and underground spaces, for which the engineer will be able to master the geotechnical works necessary for the sustainable development of the territory and the urban subsoil. Natural underground reservoirs for the storage of liquids or gases, which the engineer will be able to design and build. Recycling would permit alternative raw materials to be produced thus preserving natural resources.
Four specialised courses are offered, which train nearly 70 students each year to "supply humanity with mineral and energy resources and develop the subsoil while preserving the natural heritage".

4 courses are offered in the field of excellence Mineral Resources & Subsoil Management

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study routes are offered in the field of excellence Mineral Resources & Subsoil Management

Generalist Engineer

The "Underground Engineering and Mineral Resources Exploitation" option trains engineers capable of meeting the technological challenges posed by the supply of mineral raw materials and by underground development. They will be able to integrate economic, societal and environmental issues, to use new digital technologies to make production systems more intelligent and to participate in the development of the energy transition by providing all the useful and necessary resources.

 This training covers four sectors of activity. Mining and quarrying, where the engineer will be required to explore, extract and transform natural resources in a responsible, reasoned and concerted manner. Tunnels and underground spaces, for which the engineer will be able to master the geotechnical works necessary for the sustainable development of the territory and the urban subsoil. Natural underground reservoirs for the storage of liquids or gases, which the engineer will be able to design and build. Recycling would permit alternative raw materials to be produced thus preserving natural resources.

This option provides access to the professions of extraction and transformation of primary or secondary mineral resources, work management, engineering in design offices, expertise and geotechnical professions of project management.
At the end of the course, two modules are offered to prepare students for future developments that will allow for better exploitation both technically and economically as well as in terms of the environment and society.

  • The "Connected and evolving career" module concerns the digitalisation of production and marketing processes, but also the highly interoperable tools that will ensure the optimised and systemic management of a production unit. The operation of the future "4.0" will be a digital operation in terms of the man/machine and a digital relationship by placing the user of these tools as a major actor in the system.
  • The "Integrated and responsible mining" module concerns the integration of the farm with its environment, its territory, its human, social and socio-economic context. The mining of the future "4.0" will be impact-free, respectful and locally responsible, with beneficial effects on the local population, a prerequisite for social acceptance

FRANÇOIS MANNÉ

Manager

francois.manne@mines-ales.fr

It is a very professional training course and the network is very strong and close-knit

ISERM by Pierre-Henri LOUP

Generalist Engineer, Subsoil Engineering & Mineral Resources Exploitation

The "Subsoil Engineering and Exploitation of Mineral Resources" option trains engineers capable of meeting the technological challenges brought about by the supply of mineral raw materials and by the development of the subsoil. They will be able to integrate economic, societal and environmental issues, to use new digital technologies to make production systems more intelligent and to participate in the development of the energy transition by providing all the useful and necessary resources.

This training covers three sectors of activity. Mining and quarrying, where the engineer will be required to explore, extract and transform natural or alternative resources in a responsible, reasoned and concerted manner. Tunnels and underground spaces, for which the engineer will be able to master the geotechnical works necessary for the sustainable development of the territory and the urban subsoil. But also that of natural underground reservoirs for the storage of liquids or gases, which the engineer will be able to design and then build. This option provides access to professions in the extraction and transformation of primary or alternative mineral resources, engineering in design offices and project management.

 
Programme of the option

Geoscience - 44H

  • Geology for engineers
  • Hydrogeology
  • Cartography, Topography

Mineral Resources and Materials - 52H

  • Mineral Resource Issues
  • Mineral resources
  • Building materials

Geotechnical works - 52H

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Earthworks
  • Roads

Mining - 64H

  • Mining
  • Quarrying
  • ICPE regulations and environmental impacts

Processing - 40H

  • Felling
  • Transport
  • Mechanical processing - Processing scheme (Bruno)


RTCE project: (Roads, Earthworks, Quarries, Environment)  or   R&D mission - 170H

Geosciences - 56H

  • Structural geology
  • Geostatistics
  • Phasing and planning
  • Rock Mechanics

Mining Methods - 52H

  • Extractive process
  • Open pit mining
  • Underground mining
  • Underground structures

Project "Mining Methods" - 40H
 

Project "Processing Flow-Sheet" - 14H
 

Quarrying - 120H

  • Digitalisation of processes and digital tools
  • Environment, economy and safety
  • Quarry 4.0" project

Or

Mining - 120H

  • Digital tools for estimation, optimisation, planning and decision support
  • Environment, Economics and Safety

Face-to-face course
 

Open pit mining - 50H

  • Blasting
  • Loading and transport
  • Mechanical processing

Underground work - 58H

  • Mechanical and blasting
  • Underpinning
  • Marining (loading and rolling)
  • Auscultation

Technical study "Quarrying, mining, underground work" - 210H

Work-linked course


 
Company project - 14 weeks

FRANÇOIS MANNÉ

Manager

francois.manne@mines-ales.fr

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