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General information:
Name:
Environmental risk assessment in exploration and mining
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
BGG-2-105-EG-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Economic Geology
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Gałaś Slavka (sgalas@geol.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Danek Małgorzata (mdanek@agh.edu.pl)
dr inż. Gałaś Andrzej (pollux@geol.agh.edu.pl)
dr inż. Gałaś Slavka (sgalas@geol.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Methods to limit the adverse impact of mining on the environment. Examples of the impact of various types of mining activities on the environment.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K003 Students can use English language in the environmental engineering GG2A_U05, GG2A_U06 Test
M_K004 Students are aware of the continuous improvement of the knowledge GG2A_K01, GG2A_K02 Test
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to present conclusions of his/her research. GG2A_U03 Test
M_U002 Student is able to per form preliminary economic analysis of geological works. GG2A_U11 Test
Knowledge
M_W001 Student have knowledge on planning and to tools used in geology works . GG2A_W04 Test
M_W002 Student have knowledge on extracting, processing and use of ore. GG2A_W07 Test
M_W003 Student have Basic knowledge on influence of geological processes and mining on environment. GG2A_W08 Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K003 Students can use English language in the environmental engineering + + - - - - - - - - -
M_K004 Students are aware of the continuous improvement of the knowledge + + - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to present conclusions of his/her research. + + - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is able to per form preliminary economic analysis of geological works. + + - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student have knowledge on planning and to tools used in geology works . + + - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student have knowledge on extracting, processing and use of ore. + + - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Student have Basic knowledge on influence of geological processes and mining on environment. + + - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

The transformation of environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures since their inception. Objectives of performing EIA. Principles of performing EIA. Comprehensive evaluation of the effects of selected mining investments. Methods of performing EIA. Analysis of selected methods considering their applicability in selected types of investments. The scope of natural information for the needs of EIA. Evaluation of industrial noise. EIA in the legal system. EIA procedure, environmental impact report, project definition. Strategic environmental impact assessment of spatial development plans, programs, strategies and regional development plans for EIA in the cross-border context and Natura 2000 sites.

Auditorium classes:

Exercises in small teams: Comprehensive evaluation of the effects of selected Mining investments. Application of checklists and analysis of expert assessment methods. Assessment of the possibility of environmental and social conflicts.
Project (topics of exercises for small teams, projects implemented in stages within two months):
• description of the undertaking
• current state of the environment
• expected impact on the environment
• alternative solutions
• monitoring the environment around the venture
Common discussion of project results.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 60 h
Module ECTS credits 2 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in auditorium classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade: = 0,4* lectures test result + 0,6* project result

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

knowledge on mineral deposits

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. Gałaś S.(ed.), Gałaś A., Zelenáková M., Zvijáková L., Fialová J., Kubícková H. & Házi J., 2014 – Assessment of the Quality of the Environment in the V4 Countries. Wydawnictwa AGH, s.167.
2. Gałaś S., Gałaś A., 2016, The qualification process of mining projects in environmental impact assessment: Criteria and thresholds. Resources Policy; vol. 49 p. 204–212.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Gałaś S.(ed.), Gałaś A., Zelenáková M., Zvijáková L., Fialová J., Kubícková H. & Házi J., 2014 – Assessment of the Quality of the Environment in the V4 Countries. Wydawnictwa AGH, s.167.
2. Gałaś S., Gałaś A., 2016, The qualification process of mining projects in environmental impact assessment: Criteria and thresholds. Resources Policy; vol. 49 p. 204–212.

Additional information:

None