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Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)

The Mining Engineering course aims to provide students with broad-based knowledge, training, skills and experience in areas required for practice in mining engineering. Upon satisfactory completion of the course students should be able to practice in areas requiring skills for mine planning and design, rock excavation, water and gas drainage and mine environment control. Graduates therefore, will be able to integrate technical, planning, organisational, management and financial skills with an emphasis on those areas as their talents allow.

Study Options

The degree can be combined with Environmental or Civil Engineering in second year. Double degrees are also available.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit Points
Year 1
CHEM103 Chemistry for Engineers 6
ENGG101 Foundations of Engineering 6
ENGG153 Engineering Materials 6
MATH141 Mathematics 1C Part 1 6
MATH187 Mathematics 1A Part 1 6
ENGG152 Engineering Mechanics 6
ENGG154 Engineering Design and Innovation 6
MATH142 Mathematics 1C Part 2 6
MATH188 Mathematics 1A Part 2 6
PHYS143 Physics for Engineers 6
Year 2
CIVL196 Engineering Computing 6
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6
ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6
MATH283 Mathematics 2E for Engineers Part I 6
MINE221 Underground Coal Mining 6
CIVL272 Surveying 6
ECTE290 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 6
EESC252 Geology for Engineers 1 6
Year 3
CIVL361 Geomechanics 1 6
MINE312 Mine Ventilation 6
plus 1 Elective 6
MINE311 Surface Mining & Blasting 6
ENGG361 Project & Business Management 6
EESC306 Resource & Environments 6
MINE321 Underground Metal Mining 6
MINE323 Mining Geomechanics 6
Year 4
ENGG461 Project Management and Human Factors in Engineering 6
MINE411 Health and Safety in Mines 6
MINE412 Mining Economics 6
MINE421 Minerals Beneficiation 6
MINE422 Mine Planning and Development 6
MINE434 Special Topics in Mining Engineering 6
plus 1 Elective 6
ENGG452 Thesis A 12
and 1 Elective, or 6
ENGG453** Thesis B 18
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0
CIVL392 Engineering Computing 2 6
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6
ECON215 Microeconomic Theory and Policy 6
MINE431 Mine Water 6
MINE433 Geostatistical Ore Reserve Estimation 6
MINE438 Environmental Impact of Minerals Operation 6

* Electives may not be available every year – check subject timetable.

** 18cp thesis is equivalent to the 12cp thesis and one 6cp elective.

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