860-0016-00L  Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, S. Pfister
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.

The students must be enrolled in 860-0015-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I. The course is limited to 12 participants, and the students will compose two teams of mixed background and expertise. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Science, Technology, and Policy Program. These students must confirm their participation by 04.02.2019 by registration through MyStudies. Other graduate students interested in enrolling will be placed onto a waiting list when registering through MyStudies and will be provided with confirmation after 11.02.2019


AbstractStudents integrate their knowledge of mineral resources and technical skills to frame and investigate a commodity-specific challenge faced by countries involved in resource extraction. By own research they evaluate possible policy-relevant solutions, engaging in interdisciplinary teams coached by tutors and experts from natural social and engineering sciences.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Integrate, and extend by own research, their knowledge of mineral resources from course 860-0015-00, in a solution-oriented team with mixed expertise
- Apply their problem solving, and analytical skills to critically assess, and define a complex, real-world mineral resource problem, and propose possible solutions.
- Summarize and synthesize published literature and expert knowledge, evaluate decision-making tools, and policies applied to mineral resources.
- Document and communicate the findings in concise group presentations and a report.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is 860-0015-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I. Limited to 12 participants. First priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Science, Technology, and Policy Program. These students must confirm their participation by February 12th by registration through MyStudies. We will try to accommodate all other interested graduate students, however you will be placed onto a waiting list when registering through MyStudies and will be provided with confirmation shortly after February 12th.
All Wednesday meetings are mandatory contact time.