The new CESECO training consists in the merger between the past CESECO (open pit mining) and the CESPROMIN (economical evaluation of mining projects). The training mainly addresses mining engineers and geologists having already a professional experience and wishing to increase their knowledge and skills in the field of open pit and underground mining and that of the economic evaluation of mining projects. The teaching programme includes theoretical and practical sessions that cover the various technical issues of open pit or underground mining operations in relation to the geological, geomechanical and hydrogeological characteristics of the deposits. The training also deals with issues related to the study and the economic assessment of projects and addresses the topic of environmental and social responsibilities.
The training programme lasts for 10 months, from the half of September to that of July, and is divided in two parts :
- a teaching period with lectures, tutorials and practical work using dedicated softwares, technical conferences, based on field work and technical visits of mines and quarries in France or abroad ;
- a four-month period dedicated to a personal and theoretical or technical work in relation to a topic of interest for the trainee or his / her organization.
Courses are given in English in 2013-2014.
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On their arrival in Fontainebleau, trainees must speak fluently the language used for classes.
At the end of the training session, successful trainees will be awarded the MINES ParisTech diploma of the specialized training in Open Pit and Underground Mining.