Is Mining Engineering right for me?
Mining engineering – inspiring and flexible
It’s important to choose a career that you will love. Who wants to be stuck doing something they hate for the rest of their life? Luckily, mining engineering is a really versatile career, so after you graduate there are plenty of different areas in mining engineering that you can specialise.
In the grand scheme of things mining engineering is about extracting minerals from the Earth in a safe, efficient and responsible way. There are many parts to this, and many different tasks mining engineers perform to get to the end result. Check out what mining engineers do to find out more about the things mining engineers do every day.
Mining engineering thought starters
If you aren’t sure whether mining engineering is for you, take a look at our list of questions below. They are about the skills you require to be a great mining engineer – and answering them might just help you dig deeper!
- Are you good at maths and science?
- Do you love problem solving?
- Have you got an interest in natural resources?
- Are you interested in the effects of mining on the surrounding environments?
- Do you crave to know how things work?
- Are you a good communicator?
- Do you love the outdoors?
- Are you interested in working underground?
Chances are if you said ‘yes’ to most of the above, you’ll make a good mining engineer.
Find out what it involves to study Mining Engineering at UNSW
UNSW Faculty of Engineering also offers the option of a Flexible First Year program where you enrol in engineering but choose your specialisation in the second year. It’s not ideal, but it might be an option if you are sure about engineering but not quite sure about which bit.