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860-0015-00L  Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersC. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractStudents critically assess the economic, social, political, and environmental implications of extracting and using energy resources, metals, and bulk materials along the mineral resource cycle for society. They explore various decision-making tools that support policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resources, and gain insight into different perspectives from government, industry, and NGOs.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Explain basic concepts applied in resource economics, economic geology, extraction, processing and recycling technologies, environmental and health impact assessments, resource governance, and secondary materials.
- Evaluate the policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resource extraction.
- Examine decision-making tools for mineral resource related projects.
- Engage constructively with key actors from governmental organizations, mining and trading companies, and NGOs, dealing with issues along the mineral resource cycle.
LiteratureURL: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=1403
Prerequisites / NoticeSeven week course offered from February 23rd to April 14th.
This course is prerequisite for the case study module course
860-0016-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II.
Bachelor of Science or Engineering, and enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at ETH Zurich.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
860-0015-00 GSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I - Introduction2 hrs
Tue/108-10HG D 3.2 »
Thu/116-18HG D 7.2 »
C. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli

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