Mining and Engineering
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) - BEng(Curtin) - MJRH-MINENScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley or Kalgoorlie This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full time

Mining engineers may supervise other engineers, surveyors, geologists, scientists and technicians working on a mine site. Working in metropolitan or regional locations around the world, mining engineers can have adventurous careers.

In this major you will study engineering as well as basic science subjects. As you progress, emphasis will be placed on mining science and technology, which involves the study of soil and rock mechanics, explosives and rock breakage, materials transport, mining methods, mine planning, project evaluation and the environment.

In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice.

After your Engineering Foundation Year in Perth, you can go directly to Curtin WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, or study for a second year in Perth before completing your third and final years
in Kalgoorlie. Studying in Kalgoorlie will provide you with meaningful exposure to the mining industry.

In your final year of study you will undertake a major research or design project.

You will need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during the summer breaks, in order to graduate from mining engineering.

As part of a double degree program, you can study Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) with Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management).

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