Mr Brendan Donnelly Engineering / School of Engineering and Technology

Lecturer - Engineering / DL Mining

BEng (Mining)

Contact Details

Email: b.donnelly@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4940 7853 - Ext: 57853

Office Location

About Me

Brendan Donnelly has been a leacturer at CQUniversity for more than 3 years. His key interest areas include the hydrogeology of very high spoil piles, the behaviour of groundwater on mine sites and adressing the gap in engineering qualifications at AQF levels 5 and 6. Brendan has a Bachelors of Engineering (Mining) and is currently working on his Masters by Research.

In his spare time Brendan supports Relay for Life fund raising activities, plays golf, enjoys fishing, beachcombing and watching youtube videos about astro-physics and cosmology.

Brendan moved to Mackay from Brisbane to live on the beach at Shoal Point.

Background

Brendan Donnelly has been a leacturer at CQUniversity for more than 3 years. His key interest areas include the hydrogeology of very high spoil piles, the behaviour of groundwater on mine sites and adressing the gap in engineering qualifications at AQF levels 5 and 6. Brendan has a Bachelors of Engineering (Mining) and is currently working on his Masters.

Awards

Brendan was awarded a Mount Isa Mines scholarship to undertake his studies in Mining Engineering in 1980.

Professional Experience

2010 – Present    Lecturer Mining Engineering, CQUniversity (Mackay)
2007 – 2009         Training and HR Manager, John Davidson and Associates (Mining Recruitment Company)
2004 – 2006         Consultant, Safe Mine Training, Developed training packages and safe work procedures for,

  • Shotcrete operations at Cadia Valley Gold Mine
  • Crushing and hoisting operations and Paste fill operations at George Fisher Silver Lead Zinc mine
  • Paste Fill operations at CMPL Copper Gold Mine, Cobar
  • Shotcrete operations at CMPL Cobar

2003 - 2004          Technical Writer, Performance Training, Wrote training manuals for mining operations throughout Australia in coal and metalliferous mines for the operation of,

  • Haul trucks
  • Draglines
  • Exploration Drill Rigs
  • Production Drill Rigs
  • Electric Face Shovels
  • Excavators
  • Mine Service Vehicles

Developed on-line training package for North Mara Gold mine in Tanzania

2000 – 2003         Recruitment Consultant, John Davidson and Associates (Mining Recruitment Company), Database development

1997 – 2000         Regional Manager, Boral Shotcrete, Ran shotcrete operations in North West Queensland for several different mines including MIM. Developed shotcrete operations in Western Australia at several gold and nickel mines

1993 - 1997          Engineer, JB Family Homes

  • Developed database management system for subcontracting of home construction
  • Submitted five plans a week to council for approval
  • Supervised construction of houses from bare block to “Lock Up” stage.

1985 - 1993          Mining Engineer, Mount Isa Mines

  • 12 months underground (8 months hand held mining)
  • Mine Manager Ticket
  • Ventilation Superintendent
  • Planning Engineer 3000 Orebody
  • Shift Supervisor Hilton
  • Drill and blast engineer
  • Scheduling engineer

1980 – 1984         Student, University of Queensland (MIM Scholarship)

  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering

1976 – 1980         Apprentice Diesel Fitter, TTS (Wholly owned subsidiary of MIM)

 

Responsibilities

As a lecturer in mining engineering at CQUniversity Brendan is responsible for the delivery and quality of mining courses in the associate degree qualifications of mining and geoscience. When required he also lectures first and second year engneering students. Brendan assists in the supervision of mining related post graduate research students. He is involved in the development of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project representing CQUniversity to the Minerals Tertiay Education Council (MTEC).

Professional Interests

Brenda Donnely has the following professional interests,
 Soil Mechanics
 Hydrology of Mine Sites
 Shotcrete
 Underground Ventilation

Computer Software

Brendan is competent in the use of,
Word
Excel
SQL Database Software
Powerpoint

Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
ENEG14005 - Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENEG14003 - Engineering Honours Project Planning
Lecturer
ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Lecturer
ENCL11001 - Introduction to Light Vehicle Technology
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12015 - Structural Geology and Sedimentology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2019
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENTG13002 - Engineering Technology Project Planning
Lecturer
ENTG13001 - Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENRP20003 - Engineering Research Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENRP20001 - Engineering Research Project Planning
Lecturer
ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
Lecturer
ENEG14005 - Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENEG14003 - Engineering Honours Project Planning
Lecturer
ENEG11005 - Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Lecturer
ENAR12014 - Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2018
ENTG13002 - Engineering Technology Project Planning
Lecturer
ENTG13001 - Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENTC13011 - Environmental Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENRP20003 - Engineering Research Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENRP20001 - Engineering Research Project Planning
Lecturer
ENEG14005 - Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENEG14003 - Engineering Honours Project Planning
Lecturer
ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Lead Lecturer
ENAR12015 - Structural Geology and Sedimentology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2018
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENTG13002 - Engineering Technology Project Planning
Lecturer
ENTG13001 - Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG14005 - Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Lecturer
ENEG14003 - Engineering Honours Project Planning
Lecturer
ENEG11005 - Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12014 - Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
ENTG13001 - Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENTC13011 - Environmental Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
Tutor
ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Tutor
ENAR12015 - Structural Geology and Sedimentology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2017
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENTG13001 - Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG11005 - Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Lead Lecturer
ENAR12014 - Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Lead Lecturer
HE Term 2 - 2016
ENER20002 - Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12015 - Structural Geology and Sedimentology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2016
ENEG11005 - Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Lead Lecturer
ENAR12014 - Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2015
ENEG12005 - Materials Science and Engineering
Lead Lecturer
ENEG11002 - Engineering Skills 2
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12015 - Structural Geology and Sedimentology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12013 - Mine Planning and Design
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12011 - Coal Technology
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12008 - Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAG11003 - Engineering Materials
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2015
ENEP12008 - Engineering Supervisor Development
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG11001 - Engineering Skills 1
Lead Lecturer
ENAR12014 - Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12009 - Process Mineralogy & Analysis
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2014
ENEG11002 - Engineering Skills 2
Lecturer
ENAR12011 - Coal Technology
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12007 - Drilling & Fragmentation
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12005 - Surveying and Mapping
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12003 - Underground Mining
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12002 - Structural Geology and Mineral Sampling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR11002 - Mining and Metallurgy
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2014
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG12004 - Engineering Design & Management Planning
Lecturer
ENAR12010 - Mine Product Handling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12009 - Process Mineralogy & Analysis
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12001 - Surface Mining
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2013
ENTC13011 - Environmental Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG12003 - Engineering Project Management
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12012 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12011 - Coal Technology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12008 - Mineral Processing
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12007 - Drilling & Fragmentation
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12005 - Surveying and Mapping
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12003 - Underground Mining
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12002 - Structural Geology and Mineral Sampling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR11002 - Mining and Metallurgy
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAM12001 - Bulk Handling Equipment
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2013
PHYG13005 - Geophysical Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12009 - Process Mineralogy & Analysis
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12001 - Surface Mining
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2012
ENTC13011 - Environmental Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENEG12005 - Materials Science and Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12012 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12007 - Drilling & Fragmentation
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12005 - Surveying and Mapping
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12003 - Underground Mining
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12002 - Structural Geology and Mineral Sampling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR11002 - Mining and Metallurgy
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2012
PHYG13005 - Geophysical Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12010 - Mine Product Handling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12001 - Surface Mining
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2011
ENTC13011 - Environmental Engineering
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12012 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12007 - Drilling & Fragmentation
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12005 - Surveying and Mapping
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12003 - Underground Mining
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12002 - Structural Geology and Mineral Sampling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR11002 - Mining and Metallurgy
Unit Coordinator
ENAR11001 - Resource Geology
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2011
PHYG13005 - Geophys Instrumentation
Unit Profile Reviewer
PHYG12003 - Geological Science
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12010 - Mine Product Handling
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12009 - Process Mineralogy & Analysis
Unit Profile Reviewer
ENAR12006 - Rock Engineering
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety
Unit Coordinator
ENAR12001 - Surface Mining
Unit Coordinator
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