Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Mining engineers work with all aspects of ore extraction and processing. They gather valuable minerals or metals and provide a backbone industry for our society.

The reinvigoration of traditional mining plus new advances—such as deep-sea mining and space mining—mean there's an exciting future for mining engineers, with a wealth of job opportunities around Australia and overseas.

Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

What will you do?

Being the only mining engineering course in South Australia, we cover everything from engineering design to management skills. You will:

take part in field trips to mining locations in Australia and overseas
gain exposure to industry practices in world-class laboratories
work closely with experts to develop skills and networks for a successful career
complete an eight-week practical experience
undertake an optional semester at another mining university.

Majors are available in:

Mine automation—learn about the connection between mining and artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data at the only university in Australia currently offering a major in mine automation.

Career Readiness

Mining engineers are involved at every stage of a mining operation from the point of discovery to the closing of the mine.

Graduates work as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers.

Our recent graduates have been employed by BHP Billiton, Hillgrove Resources, and Rio Tinto

Industry Placement:

Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Degree Structure:

The first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) focus on building engineering, mathematics and science foundations that are further developed in the final two years of the degree.

The third and fourth years of the degree have been developed by Mining Education Australia; a unique, industry-funded and internationally respected collaboration of the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and Curtin University. This provides students with a unique perspective on mining practice across Australia.

The degree focuses on engineering problem-solving, analysis and design, optimisation, computer-based methods and research, and communication and management skills.

Areas of Specialisation:

Mine Automation: The mining industry is in the midst of a profound digital transformation encompassing mobile computing, cloud data storage, big data analytics, and advanced process control. The industry needs highly qualified engineers to plan, design, and manage high-tech mining operations that use mine automation technology to operate systems.

The University of Adelaide is the only university in Australia currently offering a mine automation major. The major includes courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, autonomous systems, and robotics.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Honours Degree

Duration: 4 years

CRICOS Course Code: 082114M

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$51,000.00

More information is available at the institution's website

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