Studying Mining Engineering at UNSW.. what is really involved?
The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Get ready to be inspired.
Researching practical ways to improve the industry
Mining Engineering researchers are focused on working with industry to solve current mining engineering issues and to mitigate risks.
Read about the current achievements and activities of our academics and students as well as all upcoming School of Mining Engineering events.

Latest News & Events

26 August 2014

What science and engineering scenes capture your imagination? Now's the time to grab your camera and get out there because the 2014 Science and Engineering Photography Competition is on until 26 September, 2014.

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12 August 2014

It’s the end of an era for UNSW’s School of Mining. Last week Professor Bruce Hebblewhite stepped down as the Head of School, retiring after 11 years of incredible leadership and support to all of the students and staff.

Rae O'Brien
7 August 2014

Rae O’Brien, Group Manager Technical Services at GlencoreXstrata Plc is a finalist for the Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering.

6 September 2014
9.00am to 5.30pm

Sarah Ivers - Student Profile

Sarah Ivers - UNSW Student Profile

Sarah Ivers is a 2nd year student at the School of Mining Engineering. Get to know her reasons for choosing to study mining and how she is enjoying the course so far.

Assoc.Prof. Serkan Saydam - Staff Profile

Assoc.Prof. Serkan Saydam - UNSW Staff Profile

Associate Professor Serkan Saydam talks about his research interest and the subjects that he teaches at UNSW

Student Experience MINING Field Trips


Mining field trips are an integral part of the mining engineering course at UNSW. Staff and students explain why they are so important and also why they are so much fun.


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Allyssa Hendriks
4th year, Mining Engineering 

“After attending the UNSW Open Day, I decided UNSW was where I wanted to study. I had the opportunity to go into the AVIE theatre (virtual reality simulator) which I loved and spoke to multiple students about their expectations. I loved the campus and after seeing what the School of Mining Engineering had to offer, there was no their option in my mind”


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Jason Jung
3rd year, Civil/Mining Engineering 

“I knew I wanted to study engineering. After attending information days and evaluating the different degrees in terms of interest, career prospects and nature of work, it became very difficult to decide between Civil and Mining. However, since UNSW offers a dual degree for both disciplines, I knew I had to enrol in that one. Being a smaller cohort compared to the other larger disciplines definitely has its advantages as all of us have bonded quickly and help each other out.”


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Bethany Mckenzie
4th year, Mining Engineering 

"Growing up in the country, I was exposed to mining throughout my life and I found that I was quite interested in how it all worked. I was also drawn to the degree because of the broad range of work you undertake as a Mining Engineer. I thought it would definitely be a career that I would continue to be challenged in and UNSW was a great place to come and learn about the industry from industry experts."