This course is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation. There are two major options: Mine Geotechnical and Mine Planning and Management.
The course and majors are suitable if you wish to gain specialist knowledge in mining engineering or are a graduate currently working within the mining industry and want to significantly upgrade your knowledge with a view to furthering your career in this field.
Individualised project topics are developed with a nominated supervisor. Career paths for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining companies or employment as consultants, academics and researchers.
Graduates may obtain employment within these sectors or further their current career in mining engineering in the minerals industry.
Australian & NZ Students
Specifically, you require a minimum entry of a three-year Australian recognised degree in mining engineering or closely related discipline with a credit (65 percent) average or above in the final year. Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.
If you hold a Graduate Diploma in Mining (Curtin) or a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) you will be allowed entry directly into the major. Credits for applicants with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Applied Geomechanics for Mining
Mining Methods and Processes
Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
Mining Maintenance and Service Management
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Mine Systems Engineering
Rock Excavation Technology
Underground Mine Ventilation
Mine Design and Optimisation
Mine Planning and Management Major (MEngSc Mining)
Mine Geotechnical Major (MEngSc Mining)
Careers for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers. Graduates can expect to obtain employment within these sectors or to further their current careers in mining engineering within the minerals industry.
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