Why choose mining engineering?
Mining engineering is the design, supervision, and management of open cut and underground coal, mineral and metal mines and their infrastructure. Mining is still one of Australia’s leading wealth producers and mining engineers are needed here and in many other parts of the world.
Why study with us?
The degree is offered in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong. It teaches a sound understanding of civil and mining engineering concepts in preparation for a career as a professional engineer. You will be equipped with the skills needed to design, construct and manage mining projects.
What you will study
The first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree are completed at the University of Newcastle. You will study mathematics and physics as well as structural and environmental mechanics, geo-mechanics, technology and human values, surveying and computer programming. In third year students transfer to either the University of New South Wales or the University of Wollongong. Studies include underground mining, surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine economics, mine planning, mine water, environmental impact and regulations, and safety.
Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.
Mining engineers are in great demand in Australia and internationally, and you can expect a very good starting salary. Typical areas of expertise include open cut and underground mine management, drilling, blasting, planning and environmental planning.