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. At an undergraduate level, the School offers a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mining Engineering and various dual degree programs, including programs of study leading to a Masters qualification. Postgraduate coursework and research study are also available.

Mining Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major MINEAH3707
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major MINEAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MINEAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MINEAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major MINEAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major MINEAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major MINEAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major MINEAH3767
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MINEAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major MINEAH3772
3773 Eng (Hons) / Eng Science Major
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major MINEAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MINEAH3961

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