CASPEO launches self-paced online process engineering courses

for the mining industry

CASPEO launches self-paced online process engineering courses

May 10, 2022 | News

After celebrating the 35th anniversary of its process simulator USIM PAC last year, CASPEO reaches a new milestone by launching an e-learning platform to enhance knowledge of mining workers in data analysis techniques and to meet mining companies challenges and skills needs.

Train mineral processing engineers to advanced data analysis tools and approaches


Today, mining industry is facing many challenges: lower grades, more complex deposits, market demands variation… In an over changing environment, mineral and metal processing companies are pushed to experiment new operational strategies without impacting the production.

Process modelling and simulation constitute the most powerful methods to design, scale-up and upgrade processing plants. These require analysis tools to estimate different configurations and also skilled people who have a general overview of processes across the entire value chain, from ores to metal.

Thus, the future of mining is linked intimately to technology. However, the mining industry is experiencing a significant labour shortage due to a wave of retirement and the declining number of graduated mining engineers, thus limiting the adoption and the development of new technologies.

To address labour market challenges in its field of expertise, CASPEO aims to facilitate the learning of data analysis techniques by launching its own e-learning platform.

CASPEO e-learning platform dashboard

CASPEO e-learning platform – Courses dashboard

Go beyond a simple online experience 

The CASPEO e-learning platform consists of self-paced online courses on a range of topics including process design, process optimization and metal accounting. CASPEO pushes boundaries and goes beyond a simple online experience by providing hands-on training courses.

The first available on demand course proposes a path through two case studies to learn how to use modelling and simulation to design and optimize mineral processes. Through videos lessons and quizzes, the trainees are invited to design a grinding and classification circuit, then work on the optimization of a grinding and flotation circuit.

“The course allows the trainees to work on real-world scenarios and to have the opportunity to use USIM PAC, the most well-known mineral processing simulation software – a 60-day education license is provided with the course” says Stéphane Brochot, CASPEO co-managing director.

The idea is to make it as easy as possible for people to improve their competencies through self-regulated learning. It helps students to get practical experience of skills, engineering graduates to enhance their employability, and professionals to advance their career. For companies, it is a way to train a large workforce at less cost, facilitate the integration of new engineers, secure a project launch and enhance individual commitment.

“Having to attend a course in person can be a barrier to participation. Our platform will give mineral professionals around the world the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of process modelling and simulation and to complete courses wherever they are, at their own pace and in an easily digestible format. Our self-paced online courses are delivered through a true e-learning platform that can be accessed on any device with an Internet connection.” adds Marie-Véronique Durance, CASPEO co-managing director.

You need to sign up to the e-learning platform (free) to watch the free previews.

CASPEO e-learning platform sign in

CASPEO e-learning platform – Sign up/in page

What’ next?

CASPEO team is working on an on demand training course on metallurgical accounting. A metal accounting system is the key tool for determining the real performances of a metallurgical installation and achieving operational excellence. Such a system covers the full production process from the mine to the final smelter and/or refinery. Essential to manage base metals, it is crucial when processing precious and critical materials. The course will provide a clear understanding of what is metal accounting and explore the main stages to implement such a system.

Learn online from our experts whenever and wherever you are


Discover a more modern and user-friendly learning experience through a real e-learning platform. Access anytime to your courses, see your progress and interact with other participants. The system is available anywhere and on any device with an internet connection.

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Check out immediately after buying and get 2-month access

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