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What will I learn?

Course details

UWA’s course in mining engineering involves you being taught by internationally recognised experts who are across the very latest ideas and new technologies. Through class activities and mine site visits, you’ll get exposure to industry practises and form networks for your future career.

You’ll get the opportunity to work on practical projects, either individually or in a team. You’ll build the technical skills, mining science knowledge, industry connections and hands-on experience to excel in the global resources sector, and to lead the technological transformation and development of the industry.

Mining is at the heart of our modern society, extracting essential commodities from the earth, to process into materials that can provide the world with a better standard of living. This must be done in a safe, and environmentally and ethically responsible manner.

As a mining engineer you will be responsible for deposit evaluation, mine design, mine production, and environmental management, all underpinned by rapid technological advancement.

You’ll gain detailed knowledge of surface mining, underground mining, rock mechanics and mine design with exposure to geology, data science, Python coding, finance, and management.

You’ll get the opportunity to take on a final year research project, giving you extensive hands-on experience and the chance to develop and test new ideas. You’ll get practical experience in project report writing and presentation. You will acquire the skills needed to analyse and design the most suitable mining method for a project, the best people and equipment to use, and the most appropriate applications of the latest technologies.

You will graduate as a skilled engineer with a breadth of experience in the analysis, design and optimisation of complete mining operations (systems), from extraction of the ore to delivery of the final product. You’ll build the technical skills, mining science knowledge, industry connections and hands-on experience to excel in the global resources sector, and to lead the technological transformation and development of the industry.

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Mining engineer, technical specialist, consultant, finance, research or government.

As a mining engineer you may work as a technical specialist with a service company, as a consultant (e.g. blasting, software), in mine management and production, in banking or finance, in research, or in the government sector.

Your career can take you anywhere in the world.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

CRICOS

106081B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,900.00 (23,34,059) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete GCE A-level Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry; Minimum grade C in General Paper. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
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