Studying Mining Engineering at UNSW.. what is really involved?
Researching practical ways to improve the industry

Latest News & Events

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13 October 2014

In August, 14 Mining Engineering and Geology students from the University of New South Wales and AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter travelled to Perth for the annual New Leaders Conference and 2014 National Mining Games being hosted by the University... read more

8 October 2014

UNSW and AusIMM will host the inaugural Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century Conference to be held at Australian Technology Park (ATP) from 27 - 28 July, 2015.

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2 October 2014

There has never been a better time for mining engineers to enhance their career paths with postgraduate study to gain specialist skills.

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

UNSW 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.

IN PROFILE - ALLYSSA HENDRIKS

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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”

IN PROFILE - JASON JUNG

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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.”

IN PROFILE - BETHANY MCKENZIE

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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."