Mining Engineering


Mining Engineering is a gateway to one of the most diverse range of graduate career paths, offering very high salary levels and excellent opportunities for travel and career progression at a young age for both women and men.
In general, mining engineering is concerned with the safe, economic and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, marketing and financial management of mineral resources. In order to be able to undertake these tasks, mining engineers are required to have a broad education that incorporates aspects of many other disciplines. These disciplines include geology, civil and mechanical engineering, metallurgy, commerce, economics, management, law and information technology.
Mining engineering is an international profession with Australia's major mining companies operating in South East Asia, Africa, South and North America and Europe, and graduates have the opportunity to travel in their work if they so desire. Opportunities for Mining Engineers exist in a range of areas, including:
  • Mine production and management
  • Corporate management, financial analysis and merchant banking
  • Computer software development and automation
  • Consulting (mine design, financial analysis, geotechnics, environment etc)
  • Government (policy formulation, legislation, administration)
Studying Mining Engineering at UNSW

The study of Mining Engineering at UNSW is primarily through the School of Mining Engineering ( Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Mining Engineering can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
Mining Engineering Research MINEFR1000

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