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Your mining career starts here

When you study a mining-related degree at Curtin, you’ll get the unique opportunity to live and study in one of Australia’s most important mining regions.

Mining engineering student working with technology

After completing one or two years of study in Perth, you’ll continue your degree in Kalgoorlie, an historic mining town in the heart of Australia’s gold and nickel industry.

The experience provides valuable insight into the mining industry as you interact with mining professionals and gain practical skills at real mine sites. It’s one of the reasons Curtin University is ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering*.

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Get a wealth of industry experience before you graduate

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Choose what’s right for you

All Curtin engineering students complete at least 480 hours of industry experience. This can include engineering vacation work, part-time jobs, site visits, technical presentations, volunteering and professional development.

Mining engineering student in a workplace environment

Conduct research for industry

Depending on your course, you could have the opportunity to work on a final-year research project for an employer, leading to potential job opportunities upon graduation.

Mining engineering student working at a global company

Benefit from partnerships with global heavyweights

Our engineering courses feature industry advisory panel discussions, site visits and guest lectures, exposing you to some of the industry’s top employers, including Chevron, Cisco, Lockheed Martin and many more.