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Engineering, mining and related technologies

Develop your problem-solving skills and learn to design, construct and test machines, systems, structures, materials and processes.

You’ll have access to outstanding, purpose-built facilities and opportunities to work and study in a mining environment. Those taking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) can qualify to start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Hear from a Mining Engineering Alumni

Mining Engineering professional and Curtin WA School of Mines Alumni, Trent Naylor shares his university experience and the skills he gained studying Mining Engineering at Curtin.

A male research student working on a robot

Did you know?

Curtin students and graduates are developing bricklaying robots, mine site automation and sensor systems, and observatories for detecting fireballs and recovering meteorites. They’re working in biomedical engineering, sports science and even in space technology!

Curtin student, Kassia Ralston, looking at camera and smiling

Kassia Ralston, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) (Hons)

Curtin’s civil and construction engineering course has a fantastic reputation in industry for its mix of engineering foundations, practical experience and engineering communication skills.

From day one as a graduate engineer, I had the skills and knowledge to work on real engineering problems.

Facilities

Your access to world-class facilities at Curtin Perth.

Resources and Chemistry Precinct

Resources and Chemistry Precinct

The precinct provides a world-class environment in which a wide array of research activities take place, from fundamental ‘blue sky’ investigations to those directly related to the biotechnology, chemical, minerals, energy and resources sectors.

The $116 million Resources and Chemistry Precinct unites Curtin with key state and federal agencies, and industry involved in research and education for the minerals, energy and chemistry sectors.

It also attracts some of the best national and international researchers to Perth, and creates the foundation for high-impact and industry-relevant research.

With your learning largely based here, you will be exposed to a vibrant research community and to a range of industries, potential employers and career paths in industry research.

Curtin Engineering Pavilion

Curtin Engineering Pavilion

The Engineering Pavilion has received a 5 star green rating, based on its innovative design and technologies – these also act as hands-on learning tools for Curtin’s engineering students. The building is one of only a few in Australia to be submitted to the Green Building Council of Australia for assessment using the Green Star – Education v1 Rating Tool.

The environmentally friendly building features rooftop water tanks that harvest rainwater for use throughout the building. As well as this, temperature banding reduces power consumption on air conditioning systems by widening accessible temperature ranges within the complex. Forecast savings 990kl water/year (39% reduction) and 70,425 KWH energy (42% reduction).

The energy, water and environmental performance of the Engineering Pavilion is constantly monitored and a display facility supports both instantaneous and trend information representation.