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MAJOR

Mining Engineering Major (BEng Hons)

MJRH-MINEN

TAUGHT BY: WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

600

About offering

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 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

Why study Mining Engineering Major (BEng Hons)

  • Excellent opportunities for vacation work and graduate employment programs.
  • Curtin is one of three national Mining Education Australia universities.
  • The Kalgoorlie campus is located in the heart of the Goldfields' mining industry.
  • As a mining engineer, you may find opportunities to travel locally and internationally.
  • Mining engineers are employed at all levels throughout the industry, from recently qualified graduate mining engineers, through junior and senior management positions, to senior divisional consulting engineers and company directors.

Student profile

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Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia.

Graduates also fulfil the educational requirements for certification as a first class mine manager from the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum. The course is also recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

Careers

  • Mining engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Mine manager
  • Mine planner and designer
  • Mining company director
  • Operations manager

Industries

  • Government
  • Mining and resources
  • Research and development
  • Risk analysis and investment
  • Miner

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

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Next steps

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRH-MINEN
  • This offering was last updated on: 02/08/2019