The objective of the course is to train students in some of the basic software used for planning mine layout and materials handling systems.  Software is becoming an increasingly important and assumed part of mine systems design and while no one program seems to be universal for all employers it is believed that training in similar programs will give our students an advantage even when the program taught does not exactly match the future employers software collection.  The software taught in this course is also assumed to be a ready skills set that students taking Sr. Design (Mnge 460) in spring will have.