Mining

Mining

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-MNGSC

Major
Mining Major (BSc Science)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
600

Outline

Study mining methods, rock mechanics, geology and mine planning.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

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Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering education. (QSWUR by Subject 2019)

Mining continues to enrich many communities in Australia and around the world. Mining professionals help plan and direct the extraction of minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the Earth.

In this course you will study mining methods, rock mechanics, geology and mine planning. You will develop the skills necessary to work with mining engineers in the exploitation of minerals from underground or open-pit mines, safely and economically.

Your first year will be taught in Perth, the second year in either Perth or Kalgoorlie, and your final year in Kalgoorlie, which can help you maximise your exposure to industry and potential future employers.

You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to gain real-world experience in mining.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Excellent opportunities for vacation work and graduate employment programs.
  • Lecturers have real industry experience.
  • Excellent links to industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to study at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines, a leader in mining and geosciences education in Australia.
  • This course will prepare you for employment with Australian or international mining companies.

Student profile

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Professional recognition

This course meets the education requirements of the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for certification as an underground or open-pit mine supervisor. You will also meet the educational requirements for the quarry manager’s certificate of competency.

It is also recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

Careers

  • Engineering consultant
  • Mine manager
  • Mine ventilation officer
  • Mining engineer
  • Mining company director

Industries

  • Mining and resources

Further study

What you'll learn

  • apply scientific, engineering and technological principles 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

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake: Course duration may exceed three years due to unit prerequisites.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

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

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-MNGSC
  • Last updated on: January 15, 2020