COURSE UNIT TITLE

: MINES RECULTIVATION

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
EES 5032 MINES RECULTIVATION ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7

Offered By

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR FERHAN ŞIMŞIR

Offered to

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES-NON THESIS

Course Objective

This course aims to be useful in understanding land destruction in terms of morphology, flora, fauna, and hydrology, caused by open-pit mining, and, precautions to be taken in order to minimize this destruction. Moreover, methods and techniques of adapting so-destructed land parts to the natural environment will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   To understand the causes and range of destruction of landscapes due to open-pit mining
2   To collect knowledge about how this damage should be prevented and/or destructed land parts be repaired
3   To investigate alternative usage areas of abandoned open-pits
4   To be able to collect knowledge required to plan the open-pit activities regarding reclamation
5   To understand the reasons, the aim, and scope of reclamation in mining

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Rekültivasyonun tanımı ve uygulama alanları
2 Madencilikte rekültivasyonun yeri, amacı ve uygulama gerekçeleri
3 Interference of open-pit to natural equilibrium
4 Sustainable development concept in mining and stages of natural restoration
5 Planning of open-pit activities regarding reclamation
6 Mid-term exam
7 Prerequisites of ideal reclamation and re-shaping of land parts in open-pits
8 Mining methods and techniques in open-pits regarding reclamation
9 Transportation and storage or raw soil / waste in open-pits
10 Methods of reclamation
11 Alternative usage areas of residual open-pits
12 Mid-term exam
13 Reclamation of water ways, channel geometry and geomorphology
14 Reclamation samples in the world and from Turkey

Recomended or Required Reading

1. Köse, H., Şimşir, F., Güney, A., Açık Maden Işletmelerinde Rekültivasyon ve Rekreasyon, 54 sayfa, , D.E.Ü. Müh.Fak., Yayın No:236, 1993, Izmir
2. Köse, H., Yalçın, E., Şimşir, F., Konak, G., Onargan, T., Kızıl, M.S., Açık Işletme Tekniği, 467 sayfa, D.E.Ü. Müh.Fak., Yayın No:256, 2006 (Düzeltilmiş 3. Baskı)
3. Şimşir, F., Açık Maden Işletmelerinde Rekültivasyon, Workshop Kitapçığı, 80 sayfa, Mart 2001, Izmir
4. Atabay, S., Üretimi Bitmiş Maden Ocaklarının Sıhhileştirilmesi ve Yeniden Doğaya Kazandırılması Sempozyumu, Bildiriler Kitabı, 247 sayfa, 12-13 Ekim 1992, Istanbul
5. Anıl, M., Madencilik ve Çevre Toplantısı, Bildiriler Kitabı, 138 sayfa, 9 Ekim 1997, Adana

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The course will be held as vocal presentation and in-class discussion.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE 1 MIDTERM EXAM 1
2 MTE 2 MIDTERM EXAM 2
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE 1 * 0.25 + MTE 2 * 0.25 + FCG * 0.5
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE 1 * 0.25 + MTE 2 * 0.25 + RST * 0.50


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

f.simsir@deu.edu.tr
0232-3017515

Office Hours

Pazartesi 13:00 - 15:00

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Oral presentation 12 2 24
Preparation before/after weekly lectures 12 2 24
Preparation for Mid-term Exam 2 12 24
Preparing assignments 3 9 27
Preparing presentations 5 9 45
Preparation for Final Exam 1 12 12
Final 1 3 3
Mid-term 1 3 3
Mid-term 1 3 3
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 165

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10PO.11PO.12
LO.1322121212212
LO.2322121212212
LO.3322121212212
LO.4322121212212
LO.5322121212212