Demolition technology classes are often found within mining engineering or explosive engineering degree programs, which are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some institutions may also offer short-term certificate programs or camps that focus on explosives or ordnance removal. Course topics will include the following:
- Demolition techniques
- Explosives regulations
- Oil recovery
- Special effects
List of Courses
Building Demolition Course
This course focuses on the procedures and methods of building demolition. Students learn how to safely demolish a structure, and this course may include study of an actual demolition. Demolition of other structures, such as bridges, may also be covered, as well as demolition equipment, methods and procedures. This course is usually part of an explosive engineering program and may only be offered in graduate programs.
Introduction to Explosives Course
This course teaches students how to safely handle and use explosives. Topics covered include high and low explosives, explosive trains, ring mains and detonation systems. Students also learn to properly set up explosives and carry out a demolition. This course enables students to gain confidence in handling and using demolition materials. This introductory course is included in most programs that are related to explosives.
Explosives Safety Course
Safety concerns when working with explosives is the focus of this introductory course. Students learn about handling, transporting and using explosives according to regulations and to ensure safety. First aid for blast injuries is covered and students learn how to react in an emergency demolition situation.
Explosive Instrumentation Course
Students in this demolition course learn about the tools and equipment associated with explosive use and testing. Monitoring, recording and testing equipment are covered, and students also learn about motion detection and high-speed photography. Testing procedures covered include sensitivity, properties and vibration. This course is usually found near the beginning of an explosive engineering program.