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Project Evaluation - Strategy


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Certification in this course is eligible for credit towards a Certificate in Mining Studies from leading mining universities.

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  • Format: Live Webcast Tool Tip
  • Application: Management - Risk - Financial Tool Tip
  • Audience Level: Professional Tool Tip
  • Registration Fee: $510.00 Tool Tip
  • Early Bird: $459.00 Tool Tip
  • Enrollment: Included Tool Tip
  • Dates: Tool Tip
  • Location: live webcast Tool Tip
  • Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
  • CEUs: 0.8 (8 PDHs) Tool Tip
Project Evaluation - Strategy

Course Summary


This course introduces key project evaluation concepts. Mining project evaluators are continuously faced with the task of evaluating mining projects while having to account for the uncertainties and complexities that are inherently associated with mining projects. This course examines a number of valuation techniques for the purpose of identifying the viability of mining projects, as well as giving consideration to how these projects may be financed.

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of financial and project evaluation as applied to investment decision making according to the following three broad topics.

  • Part 1 - Introduction to Mining Project Evaluation and Capital Structure
  • Part 2 - Discounted Cash Flow and Traditional Mining Project Appraisal
  • Part 3 - Risk Analysis in Mining Project Appraisal and Modern Mining Project Appraisal

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Introductory Mining Project Evaluation.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia and University of Arizona. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course meets the requirements for formal CPD activity for most Canadian provincial associations and US state boards and may contribute the equivalent in hours towards your CPD requirement. more details »

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for participants with mining industry exposure who want to gain an appreciation of the project evaluation process and the key aspects that need to be considered as part of this. It is also recommended for mining professionals who would like to refresh their mine project evaluation knowledge and explore how modern mining project appraisal may use uncertainty to add value. This course requires participants to undertake numerous calculation based exercises throughout to effectively demonstrate the concepts being addressed. All participants will be provided with template/pre-filled excel spreadsheets to minimize time spent on data entry. A satisfactory skill level in the use of Microsoft Excel is therefore required.

Micah Nehring

Micah Nehring is currently a lecturer in the Mine Planning stream of courses at The University of Queensland. His research focus is on the optimisation of mine production schedules using mathematical programming techniques. Future research will be directed toward integrating a carbon price into the optimised production scheduling process.

Prior to 2011, he worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile; a mine planning stream tutor at the University of Queensland; and a graduate mining engineer at Xstrata Copper Mount Isa.

Provisional Schedule

This webcast will cater towards the Asia–Pacific regions, as well as North and South America. It is scheduled to be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm PDT/Vancouver, Canada time.

Check the exact time and date in your city.

This webcast is divided into three sessions with following topics:

Session 1: 29 September 2015, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

  • Introduction to mining project evaluation
  • Financial decision vs. investment decision
  • Nature of mining project evaluation
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Leverage and cost of capital
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
Session 2: 30 September 2015, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

  • Discounted cash flow
  • Interest terms
  • Past, present and future cash flow
  • Uniform and gradient cash Flow
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate Return (IRR)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • Pay Back Period (PBP)
Session 3: 1 October 2015, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

  • Uncertainty and risk in mining
  • Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS)
  • Decision Tree (DT)
  • Binomial Option Pricing (BOP)
  • Introductory of Real Option Valuation (ROV)

How to Register

To register yourself, click the ‘Register Now’ button and complete the online registration form.

To register on behalf of someone else, or to register groups of 2 or more, please contact us; discounts may apply.

Questions? Please contact EduMine: +1 604 683 2037 or edumine-support@infomine.com and we will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Registration Deadline

Online registration ends 15 minutes prior to the webcast; however phone registration can be accepted up to the start of the webcast. Please call +1 604 683 2037 ext. 229 for last-minute reservations. Webcasts fill up quickly. Early booking is advised!


The full fee for the three sessions of this webcast, including access to electronic course notes, EduMine e-learning and a certificate of attendance is CAD 510.00.

Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more OR if you provide your Annual EduMine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.

This webcast is designed for both individual and group participation and would make an excellent company-sponsored in-house training event. If you have a group of ten or more who would like to attend this course from one location, please contact us at +1 604 683 2037 for special pricing.

How Webcasts Work

It's easy and our webcast saves on fees, travel and time! You will be able to ask questions and have live discussions during the webcast just as if you were there in person. At the time of the webcast, you connect to the internet, call in to a toll/toll-free number to hear and talk through the telephone or simply listen and speak over your headset/PC speakers using Voice over IP (VoIP). You see the presentation as well as the instructor on your computer screen.

System Requirements

To attend this webcast, you will need a computer with a high-speed internet connection (DSL or cable). You will also need a phone line or integrated microphone in your PC or a headset. For your comfort, it is recommended that you use a speaker phone or headset to connect to the webcast. Our system will support both PC and Apple computers using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Accessing the Webcast

One day prior to the webcast, you will be emailed a link for the webcast. About 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time, simply go to the website provided in the email. You should be able to simply click on the link in the email; however, some email programs may require that you copy the address and paste it into your browser's address bar. You will be asked to enter your name and email address, and you will need to enter the password that was sent to you in the email. Once you have logged in, a screen will pop up with the Voice over IP option or a toll/toll-free telephone number to call. Of course, our team is available to help if you have any questions about accessing the webcast: +1 604 683 2037 ext. 229.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Short courses earn PDH/CEU credits for engineers in provinces and states that have CPD requirements. EduMine is an approved provider of continuing education by the Authorized Provider Commission of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

For more details, check provincial or state requirements.

Certificate of Attendance

Provincial/state regulations for CPD require that you attend the entire webcast and that you complete an evaluation at the end of the course. Your Certificate of Attendance, with earned PDH, is issued on completion.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting the webcast registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the webcast, EduMine will refund the cost of the webcast.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation prior to the webcast but within 9 business days of the first day of the webcast, EduMine will apply the delegate’s payment less a 10% administration fee towards an EduMine webcast or short course held within one year of the date of cancellation.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation after the webcast has started, or misses all or a portion of the webcast without notice, no refund or credit will be granted.

EduMine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. EduMine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary.