Study Master of Mining Engineering

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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
8335
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
1.7 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
No
Intake term 3: 
Yes

Also available: Graduate Diploma of Mining Engineering - 5335

                          Graduate Certificate of Mining Engineering - 7335

Simon Breslin, Master of Engineering Science

"Get your qualifications and, when you get a job, work hard. There are a lot of opportunities out there if you remain positive, proactive and connect with people in your chosen industry."

UNSW Master of Mining Engineering alumni

The UNSW Master of Mining Engineering course is a one-and-a-half year full-time or flexible part-time postgraduate degree. It provides advanced study in mining engineering with various entry points and pathways of study depending on your academic and professional background.

Whether you’re interested in mine management, mining operations or mine geomechanics, the degree will put you in the box seat to advance your career in the mining industry. It will arm you with the latest skills and knowledge to get ahead in the practice and management of above ground and underground mining of resources.

Course topics include the fundamentals of mining engineering, mining processes, systems and analysis, risk and safety management while you will also be undertaking a research project in the mining industry.

The learning experience at UNSW is boosted by our wide range of laboratory facilities, which include a VR simulator, computer laboratory and a rock mechanics laboratory for applied research into mining issues and water research.

“Get your qualifications and, when you get a job, work hard. There are a lot of opportunities out there if you remain positive, proactive and connect with people in your chosen industry.” - Simon Breslin, UNSW Master of Mining Engineering alumni

Students have a choice of doing a Master of Mining Engineering with a component of Mine Geomechanics, or a Mine Management plan. You can either choose the Masters degree or enter via the Graduate Diploma and step up to the Masters at a later time. Our Mine Management plan can also be completed in full by abroad students.

Required Background

Entry requires a 4 year (Honours) degree in Mining Engineering or a cognate discipline from a recognised institution, or satisfying the requirements of the UNSW Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering (MINE5040FS and from 2015: MINE5335) with a minimum 65% average and no course fails.

Sample Program Outlines*

Complete the following 7 courses

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8101 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering
MINE8115 Mining Processes, Systems and Analysis
MINE8120 Hazard Identification, Risk and Safety Management in Mining
MINE8140 Mining Geomechanics
MINE8440 Mining Industry Research Project I
MINE8760 Mine Geology and Geophysics for Mining Operations
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011 Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online course)

Choose 5 from

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8130 Technology Management in Mining
MINE8660 Geotechnical Engineering for Underground Hard Rock Mines Students wishing to enrol in this course need written permission from the School of Mining Engineering.
MINE8680 Geotechnical Data Collection and Analysis Students wishing to enrol in this course need written permission from the School of Mining Engineering.
MINE8690 Mining Geotechnical Project Students wishing to enrol in this course need written permission from the School of Mining Engineering.
MINE8710 Mine Slope Stability
MINE8720 Numerical Methods in Mine Geomechanics
MINE8750 Advanced Soil Mechanics and Mine Fill Technology
MINE8860 Drilling, Blasting and Machine Excavation
MINE8910 Mine Water and Waste Management

Complete the following 5 courses

Course code Course name Notes
MINE8101 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering
MINE8115 Mine Processes, Systems and Analysis
MINE8120 Hazard Identification, Risk and Safety Management in Mining
MINE8440 Mining Industry Research Project 1
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011 Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online course)

Choose 7 from

Course code Course name Notes
LAWS8045 Mining and Resources Law
MINE8130 Technology Management in Mining
MINE8210 Management Systems - Projects, Processes, Contracts, Contractors
MINE8445 Mining Industry Research Project II Students wishing to enrol in this course need written permission from the School of Mining Engineering.
MINE8760 Mine Geology and Geophysics for Mining Operations
MINE8780 Environmental Management for the Mining Industry
MINE8790 Advanced Mineral Economics and Project Evaluation
MINE8820 Mineral Processing
MINE8850 Mine Design and Feasibility
MINE8910 Mine Water and Waste Management
MINE8930 Uranium Mining Fundamentals
MINE9910 Mine Ventilation

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.