What will I learn?

As a professional mining engineer you will oversee teams of engineering technologists and skilled trade staff to construct the designs you have created, and work at a theoretical level to isolate, analyse and define engineering outcomes.

Mining engineers are in high demand in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and work in all parts of the industry including feasibility studies, mine design, and managing production and sales.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to become a member of Engineers Australia and seek managerial roles with private consultants, contracting companies, or federal, state and local government organisations.

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Mining, Master of Engineering Technology (Mining) or the Master of Health (Workplace Health and Safety).

Career opportunities

Construction engineer

Geotechnical engineer

Mining engineer

Project engineer

Site manager


Mine safety engineers

Open pit mining engineer


Underground mining engineer


Mine ventilation officers

Planning engineer

Sales engineer

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,200.00 (US$ 20,836) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should also have specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.

For international students

Successful completion of a recognized 3- or 4-year Engineering bachelor’s degree in the relevant specialization (major field) with credit average, awarded by an Australian university, or a recognized overseas equivalent.

Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

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


About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning

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