This course is designed to help you enter the mining industry. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the mining industry and become particularly familiar with mining engineering methods.
This course is designed for those outside the discipline of mining engineering who wish to become knowledgeable in the specialist skills of the mining industry and in particular become familiar with mining engineering methods. It prepares you for positions in the mining industry, both operational and management, in both open-pit and underground work and partially satisfies the entry requirements for the postgraduate Master of Engineering Science (Mining) study.
The Master of Engineering Science (Mining) is available for further studies upon completion of this course.
Australian & NZ Students
Specifically, you require a bachelor degree in applied geology or civil/ geological/geotechnical engineering from a recognised institution. Some industrial experience is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor degree in surveying or mechanical/metallurgical engineering and relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
Mining Methods and Processes
Applied Geomechanics for Mining
Mining Maintenance and Service Management
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Mine Design and Optimisation
Rock Excavation Technology
Mine Systems Engineering
Underground Mine Ventilation
Graduates may be employed as underground and/or open pit mining engineers or quarry managers, or hold other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained.