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 (2) 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.