The depletion of fuel reserves in the country, of course, are all very heavy tasks where the government must think about and look for other energy reserves that can replace BBM. Statistical data in 2005, oil reserves remained at 9.1 billion barrels with a production rate of 387 million barrels per year. Means that only enough to meet the needs of 23 years diving. With the depletion of oil reserves, the use and development of alternative energy is very important in an effort to improve national energy security. One alternative energy that is prospective to be developed is Coal.
Indonesian Coal Resources amounted to 61.27 billion tons (source: Directorate of Mineral and Coal Inventory, 2005) with 10.37 billion tons of them in the form of measured reserves and 5.37 billion tons in the form of reserves that can be mined. The coal resources and reserves are mostly found in Sumatra and Kalimantan and only less than 1% are spread across other large islands in Indonesia. This number is the largest in the Southeast Asia region, but still not significant compared to world reserves (+ 0.39%). Thus in terms of the availability of coal resources, the high demand for coal in the future is not worrying.
The Coal Mining Engineering study program was formed based on Director General of Higher Education Decree No. 4887 / D / T / 2006 dated December 21, 2006 concerning permits for the implementation of the Coal Mining Engineering Study Program at the Diploma III level at the Palembang Akamigas Polytechnic. The development of this department is based on enthusiasm and sincerity to contribute significantly in preparing competent and high quality human resources in supporting the South Sumatra program as the National Energy Barn. This is considering that one sector that plays an important role in the effort to answer the complexity of energy problems is the education sector. This sector has a strategic role in improving the quality of human resources as the subject of HR management in the community.
“Becoming a Vocational Study Program that excels and has competitiveness in coal mining on a national scale in 2020”
The Coal Mining Engineering study program has a mission that aims to carry out the higher education function in the engineering field with details, as follows:
- Producing technical experts who are certified and able to compete in the coal mining sector.
- Developing applied research in the mining and utilization of coal for the benefit of the wider community.
- Increasing the contribution and productive activities for improving the quality of life for people who are environmentally friendly.
- Improve the quality and professionalism of management of study programs in implementing a quality assurance system.
- Producing certified technical intermediate experts who are educated and trained and have the provision of independence to apply science and technology in the field of work in accordance with the main competencies and supporting graduates.
- Increasing the creativity and innovation of lecturers and students in exploring and developing applied research in terms of surveys, mining, and environmental management of coal mines and the use of coal in accordance with scientific concepts in the coal field.
- Improving the ability to do and be positive about lecturers and students in conveying information and technology to implement science and technology wisely and wisely for the mining industry and related communities.
- Collaborating with government and related stakeholders in optimizing coal potential, as well as improving the quality and professionalism of managers of Coal Mining Engineering study programs.
Competence of graduates
Graduates of the Coal Mining Engineering Study Program are prepared to become Associate Experts in the Coal Mining field who master the main Mining skills and Mining Supporting Skills as follows:
Main Mining Skills
- Mastering the scope of mining activities in open pit mining using mechanical equipment based on technical aspects
- Able to operate and compile technical reports using mining software
- Able to make short-term mine planning
- Able to understand the working principle and operate survey equipment (GPS, Waterpass and Total Station) and mine mapping
Mining Supporting Skills
- Able to recognize potential hazards and apply the principles of Occupational Health and Safety and the mining environment
- Able to understand the working principles and operate exploration geological equipment
- Able to calculate explosive requirements and volume of material produced from mine blasting activities
- Able to understand work principles and carry out proximate analysis of coal
- Able to understand the work stages and calculations needed in mine draining activities
- Can understand the working principles and operating systems of underground coal mines.
- Able to understand the basic principles of mine inspection and assessment in technical aspects
Organization Structure and Personel
Ketua Prodi: Lina Rianti, S.T., M.T
Sekretaris: Edwin Harsiga, S.T., M.T
Staff Prodi TPB: Jihan Farhan Lubis, S.T., Alamsyah, S.E.
- K. Moh. Ade Isnaeni, S.T, M.T
- Roby Cahyadi, S.T., M.T
- Ikbal Aziz, SE., M.Si
- Muchtar Arifin, S.T
- Maya Matofani, S.E, M.Si
- Maryana, S.Si., M.Si
- Maria Puspa Sari, S.Pd, M.Pd
- Sepriadi, S.T, M.T
- Siti Hardianti, S.T., M.T.
- Ir. H. Marwan Sastradinata, M.M