The course is an elective in the mining engineering program. The purpose of this class will be to explore the role of data and technology in modern engineering and heavy industry operations. All heavy industry operations need a new generation of engineers that are competent and well versed in data science while also being experts in their traditional field. This course will provide students with a basic overview of tools, techniques, and application of data in modern operation management, maintenance management, managerial accounting, and health & safety. After completion of this course students will be comfortable with very basic SQL database programming, business intelligence tools (such as Microsoft’s Power BI), and big data tools (such as MS Data Lake, OSI Pi, etc.).