Overview

Mining Engineering studies the safe, economic and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, marketing and financial management of mineral resources. In simple terms, Mining Engineering is about the extraction of natural minerals from the earth and the processing of those minerals into more user-friendly forms with minimal environmental impact. This degree provides a comprehensive understanding of how complex mining systems work together to service the global need for minerals. It will give you a solid foundation in fundamental engineering principles and essential elements of mining, like geomechanics, ventilation, mine planning and mineral processing. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Program Code

3707

UAC Code

425300

CRICOS Code

056835E

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

4,168*

Majors

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mine Design & Planning
  • Mining Management & Sustainability
  • Mining Technologies (Ventilation, Rock Breakage, etc)

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Drilling
  • Project management
  • Sustainability
  • Quarry and tunnelling
  • Community relations
  • Management consulting
  • Investment firms , finance, banking and government sectors

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

92.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

93.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

35

2018 QLD OP

5

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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