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University of Queensland

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering combines a world-class reputation with more than 60 years of excellence to remain at the cutting-edge of engineering education, research and expert consultation.

The School delivers a comprehensive program of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering studies, and has established an excellent reputation for the quality of its graduate training and research performance.

The School’s reputation for research excellence attracts academia from around the world. The diverse research programs offered address the evolving needs of industry and society, and contribute to economic and social development. The School’s established research strengths in Hypersonics, Light Metals and Mining Technology are complemented by ongoing growth in areas such as composites, geothermal energy, metals manufacturing and rock mechanics.

Strong links between the School and industry have lead to a number of strategic industry partnerships. The School is also actively involved in the prestigious ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals and in several national Cooperative Research Centres. These collaborations provide valuable funding to progress research priorities and ensure that teaching programs continue to remain responsive to the changing needs of industry.

Universidad Catolica

The Department of Mining Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Was created in 1994, and offers undergraduate and Master degrees in Mining Engineering Sciences. Currently, the Department of Mining Engineering (DMI) offers 22 courses annually to approximately 200 undergraduate students, and 18 graduate students (13 masters students and 5 PhD). The Department is headed by Professor Rodrigo Pascual, who is supported by an internationally recognized academic team. Their mission is to train mining engineers to achieve excellence, and to become world leaders in research, development and mining innovation, with multidisciplinary visions by working in close connection with the industry.  

The Department of Mining Engineering, as an agent of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, has defined areas of research considered essential in the sector. These areas include the basics of mining engineering and innovation, training, transfer and application of knowledge based on science and technology in the areas of: (i) development of advanced technologies to improve productivity and sustainability of the mining industry (ii) design and planning of mining projects (iii) development of new mineral resources and (iv) optimization of mining operations.

Universidad de Chile

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Chile

Since 1965, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DIMEC) at Universidad de Chile has been dedicated to training mechanical civil engineers that go on to become leaders in the industry and in all areas of society. The civil mechanical engineering graduates have acquired a knowledge base in the country’s economy and general affairs, as well as a comprehensive skill set in basic sciences, engineering, analytic and experimental skills, creativity and ethics, oral and written communication, and languages.

In 51 years, the DIMEC has educated more than 1100 civil mechanical engineers, and since 1989, has educated 69 Master of Science students in engineering with a focus in mechanics. In this time, it has also strengthened its academic profile, and in the past decade the department has become composed of a young and first-rate academic body—consisting of 15 full time PhD’s in engineering and 19 part time doctorates and professionals, who teach 330 specialty students and 35 masters’ students. The department also has a suitable organizational structure and philosophy, with modern infrastructure on the new campus of Beauchef 851.

The DIMEC contributes to a generation of science and technology in the country through consolidated research in new materials, modeling systems conversion, energy storage, physical asset management, experimental heat transfer, fluid mechanics and computational solids.

Further, the DIMEC stays connected to the industry thought research projects, development and innovation, a diploma in environment, 13 specialized courses in different areas of mechanical engineering, and by maintaining permanent contact and continuing activities with their graduates.

In view of the above, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad de Chile, develops it’s educational and research projects as they relate to the changing requirements and needs of industry and society.

Universidad de Antofagasta

Universidad de Antofagasta

Is a state, regional, secular and pluralistic institution dedicated to training professionals with a deep sense of environmental responsibility and strong values. We promote knowledge transfer in science and technology through research and innovation. In this context, our university also assumes the responsibility of contributing to the social mobility of our graduates, and thus supporting the development of the region and the country. As part of Universidad de Antofagasta, the department of mechanical engineering and faculty of engineering, trains mechanical engineers, to have strong links with the regional and national mining sector, and conducts research and outreach activities that promote and spread knowledge.

In support of the above-mentioned, the department has created two research centers: The Center of Engineering and Materials Technology, whose main objective is to support the industry in the region, promoting and raising the level of technology, improving competitiveness, and facilitating their adaptation to new technological trends in materials, piloting and metrology. The "Centro de Pilotaje Desierto de Atacama" whose general objective is to provide design, manufacture, piloting and other related services to improve competitiveness, preferably for small regional business through product innovation, sustainability and the viability of their processes.

The development of these centers has generated programs for continuing education such as the master of science degree in engineering and maintenance management, which seeks to continue perfecting our students.



Powering professional development for sustainable mining

Gecamin is a Chilean company with 18 years of experience organizing technical and international conferences for the mining industry. Our conferences aim to inform and inspire professionals from all over the world, fostering the exchange of best practices and innovative experiences.

Over 20,000 professionals have attended our events and have been trained in areas fundamental to the mining industry. These areas include Geology and Mining, Mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy, Sustainability and Environment, Water and Energy, Maintenance and Automation, and Human Capital.

Gecamin seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of the mining industry by openly addressing its most pressing concerns and by offering a platform for knowledge exchange that aims at identifying the most sustainable solutions.

In 2015, Gecamin organized 9 conferences and 9 courses, with a total of 696 technical presentations, gathering 2,416 delegates from 57 countries. Additionally, a total of 623 delegates from mining sites attended, and a book with the proceedings was published for each conference.

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