Professional societies

Our staff and students are associated with a number of professional societies. These societies provide an opportunity for members to network, exchange information and promote their discipline.


The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

APPEA is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry. APPEA’s vision is to achieve a growing and internationally competitive Australian oil and gas industry that makes a vital and sustained contribution to the nation’s economy. The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is an Associate Member of APPEA.


The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)

AusIMM is the peak body for people working in the resources sector. AusIMM shape careers, develop leaders, create communities and uphold standards.

UNSW Sydney and The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is the Education Partner for AusIMM that will showcase the University as a leader in resources education on the world stage. Students in The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering are actively engaged in The AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter.


Mineral Council of Australia (MCA)

The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia’s world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.


NSW Minerals Council

The NSW Minerals Council is the leading industry association representing the state’s minerals industry, providing a united voice for our members. NSW Mining supports the development of a strong and diverse state economy and an effective regulatory framework in which the industry can operate profitably and make a meaningful contribution to the state and the people of NSW.


Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

SME is a member-driven society representing professionals serving the minerals industry in almost 100 countries. SME members are engineers, geologists, educators, students and researchers.


Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the oil and gas industry.

Students in The School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering are actively engaged in SPE UNSW.


The Society of Mining Professors (SOMP)

The Society of Mining Professors is a Society representing the global academic community and committed to make a significant contribution to the future of the minerals disciplines. The main goal of the Society is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind. The Society facilitates information exchange, research and teaching partnerships and other collaborative activities among its members.


METS Ignited

METS Ignited works with Australian suppliers to the mining industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the global competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.