A bright future for Mining Engineering

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The next generation of mining engineers was on show when Maptek presented its sixth Mine Design prize at the annual University of Adelaide Civil Engineering Ball.

Final year Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) students – Cameron Christie, Patrick Egan, Benjamin Linnet and Thomas Rigmany – shared in the $1000 prize.

Maptek Technical Services Manager, Richard Buckley, said the team was the most impressive in the contest to design and plan a mine using Vulcan software.

Maptek Mine Design Prize

‘The future is bright for the industry given the level of talent coming through,’ Richard said.

The Maptek Mine Design project consists of a 10-minute presentation and a written report where the teams must focus on ease of mining and efficiency. Judging criteria included quality and creativity of the mine designs.

The perpetual trophy was first awarded in 2010 and marks the culmination of the students’ final year.

Maptek has been involved with the university for more than a decade and students learn to use Vulcan within the B Eng (Mining) degree.

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