Mining engineers may supervise other engineers, surveyors, geologists, scientists and technicians working on a mine site. Working in metropolitan or regional locations around the world, mining engineers can have adventurous careers.
In this major you will study engineering as well as basic science subjects. As you progress, emphasis will be placed on mining science and technology, which involves the study of soil and rock mechanics, explosives and rock breakage, materials transport, mining methods, mine planning, project evaluation and the environment.
After your Engineering Foundation Year in Perth, you can go directly to Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Campus, or study for a second year in Perth before completing your third and final years in Kalgoorlie. Studying in Kalgoorlie will provide you with meaningful exposure to the mining industry.
In your final year of study you will undertake a major research project and a team design project.
As part of a double degree program, you can study the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) with a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
This major sits within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
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What jobs can the Mining Engineering Major (BEng Hons) lead to?
- Mining engineer
- Management consultant
- Mine manager
- Mine planner and designer
- Mining company director
- Operations manager
- Mining and resources
- Research and development
- Risk analysis and investment
What you'll learn
- apply scientific, engineering and technological principle to mine development projects
- think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
- access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design information from multiple sources
- communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
- apply information technologies and mining software tools to conduct mine feasibility studies
- demonstrate responsibility and self learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
- describe mining in the global environment and apply best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
- work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community; work in teams