Mining and Mineral Resources

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mining and Mineral Resources

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Geology, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides detailed knowledge of ore geology, and geophysical and geochemical methods used for the exploration of mineral soil, hydrocarbon, geothermal and water resources. Lectures, laboratory exercises, and field-based research are used to help students develop knowledge of the subject, and improve their research and presentation skills. Associated issues such as environment, economic feasibility and engineering requirements will be discussed, particularly where relevant to the Pacific region. The mitigation of geo-hazards will also be studied. The course will include several field exercises around Viti Levu. A major geological fieldtrip to one of the mining areas in Viti Levu will be held over 3-4 days.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.