The Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering is designed for those already working in the industry, or for people planning a career change. It provides fundamental study in mining engineering and the opportunity for mining engineering graduates and minerals industry professionals to continue their professional development.

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Why choose this degree?

This program allows you to continue your professional development in the mining industry.

Who should choose this degree?

Those wanting to move into the industry and professional mining engineers who want to upskill choose this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Mining operations

Entry requirements

Entry to the Graduate Diploma program requires a 3 year degree in Mining Engineering or related cognate discipline (3 or 4 years) from a recognised institution, or satisfying the requirements of the UNSW Graduate Certificate in Mining Engineering with a minimum WAM of 65% and no course fails, or with permission from the Head of School or Director of Postgraduate Studies (Coursework).

The UNSW School of Mining Engineering defines a related cognate discipline as related Engineering degrees (Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Petroleum) or physical Science degrees (Geology, Physics, Chemistry).

A credit average is required over the final two years of the degree. A minimum of 1 year relevant industry experience is essential for all applicants with a 3 year degree. Entry is considered for each individual with a 3 or 4 year degree based on portfolio supporting the application, including details of relevant industry experience. Relevant industry experience is defined by the UNSW School of Mining Engineering as professional and/or industry responsibility in mining or mining associated services.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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