What you will study
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) gives you a sound understanding of fundamental civil and mining engineering concepts in preparation for a career as a professional engineer. You will develop the skills needed to design, construct and manage mining projects and the associated infrastructure.
Your study program is comprised of 320 units, with 160 units completed at the University of Newcastle and the remaining 160 units to be completed at either the University of New South Wales (UNSW) or the University of Wollongong (UOW).
Effectively, you will complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Newcastle. Within these years you will study mathematics and physics as well as structural and environmental mechanics, geomechanics, technology and human values, surveying, and computer programming.
Students in the second year of the Transfer Program may apply to the University Admission Centre (UAC) for entry to either UNSW or UOW. Applications are subject to the normal admission requirements and offers will be awarded based on competitive assessment.
After transferring, your studies will include underground mining, surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine economics, mine planning, mine water, environmental impact and regulations, and safety.
You can also elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Newcastle via UAC. Successful offers may receive full credit for courses successfully completed within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program).
Graduating with Honours
Honours may be awarded on the basis of superior performance in the degree.