Bachelor of Mining Engineering Transfer Program

This degree provides students with the opportunity to undertake their first 2 years of study at the University of Newcastle before transferring to, and graduating from, UNSW. The 2013 ATAR cut off for this program was 70.25.

Once enrolled in the program students with a WAM of more than 50 who have passed all Year 1 and 2 courses, are eligible to transfer to UNSW and graduate with a UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering).

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Admission criteria

A student who is enrolled in the Mining Transfer Program at the University of Newcastle must apply to UAC for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) Program at UNSW. To be eligible to be made an offer by the UNSW Admissions Office, the student must have achieved an equivalent WAM of 50 or better in the Mining Transfer Program at the University of Newcastle. In addition, the student must:

  • be in 'good standing' with the University at the time of application;
  • have passed all courses within the University of Newcastle Mining Transfer Program at the time of application; and
  • if a student has failed one or more course(s), it must be subsequently passed in later semesters at the University of Newcastle prior to admission at UNSW. The calculation of the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for entry admission into the UNSW will be based on all courses for which a grade has been awarded within the Mining Transfer Program.

Advanced standing

A student who has successfully completed the two year Mining Transfer Program at the University of Newcastle and met the above criteria will be eligible for Advanced Standing of up to a maximum of the first two Stages in the Mining Engineering Program at UNSW, thus requiring the student to complete at least the final two Stages of the Program at UNSW. Successful completion of the courses in the final two Stages of the program at UNSW will lead to the student graduating with Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering).