5 CPD points from ECSA
The Programme in Blasting Engineering covers the basics of commercial explosives and the advanced application in both underground and surface mining environments. You will also be introduced to the impact of fragmentation on the mining cycle, specialised blasting practices and the effect of blasting on the environment in more detail. The course further covers the assessment of drilling and blasting practices, downstream effects of blasting outcomes, safety in blasting and legislation.
Outline of the programme
This unique course will enable you to be trained in the basic theory of the subject and the application thereof, whilst having the chance to interact with experts in the field. The course provides a comprehensive training experience and is based on the undergraduate and postgraduate Explosives Engineering courses presented in the Mining Engineering degree programmes at the University of Pretoria.