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Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324401

2013
ATAR
80.15

Mining engineers are concerned with the extraction and processing of ores from the earth that contain valuable minerals or metals. They are involved in mine design, mining systems, geology/resource estimation, geotechnical/rock mechanics, mine ventilation, mining economics, management and finance.

The academic program focuses on analysis and design and combines knowledge from geotechnical, environmental, structural and water engineering, geology, computing, mathematics and finance.

  • Program Structure

    The first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (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. Taught at the University of Adelaide, a common curriculum is delivered across the institutions, which provides students with a unique perspective on mining practice in Australia.

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

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

  • Assessment

    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

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  • Admission and Fee Information

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 324401
    2013 CSP ATAR 80.15
    Adelaide Approved Score 80
    2013 CSP IB 27
    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,600
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Prerequisites
    SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Assumed Knowledge
    SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before February 1st of the year that you will be studying. If you have studied a higher education program within the last two years, you must not have studied more than 2 years full-time equivalent in that program and you must not hold a completed higher education level award. If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Personal Competencies (PC) and Employment Experience (EE) statements may also contribute to your rank. If you submit a PC or EE statement, and one of these ranks higher than your STAT score, then the highest ranking statement will contribute 50% to your overall rank and the STAT will contribute the remaining 50%. If you do not submit a PC or EE statement, or if the statements have a lower rank than the STAT, then you will compete for a place on the basis of your STAT result only. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wilto Yerlo for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324401

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IB 27
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 059066F
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Prerequisites
    Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge
    Chemistry is desirable
    Equivalent Scores
    IB 27
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6
    5.5
    5.5
    6
    6
    A-Level 9
    UEC [Malaysia] 15
    SAT [US] 1770
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Bradford Foundation Program 77
    How to Apply

    International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results

    Not an international applicant applying with Australian year 12 results?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Prerequisites
    SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Assumed Knowledge
    SACE Stage 2 Chemistry
  • Study Plans

    The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.

    To download a copy of your study plan to guide your 2014 enrolment, please use the following link:
    http://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans

    Core Courses

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    ##Students not selected for Honours are required to take additional final year elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the final year project

    Electives

    Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The Faculty will advise which course is replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

  • Career Opportunities

    Mining engineers can have highly lucrative career opportunities. Graduates can practice as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers or a geostatisticians to name just a few.

    A mining engineering degree and a period of directed professional experience in industry is a requirement for appointment as a First Class Mine Manager in South Australia.

    Career opportunities for graduates can also be sought in finance, management and the government at both an international and global level.

    Potential careers

    Engineer, Geostatician, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Mineral Exploration

  • Graduate Attributes

    The objective of the undergraduate Mining Engineering program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in the University Calendar.

  • Professional Accreditation

    Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

  • Work Placement

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

  • Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

  • Further Information

    Please direct enquiries to the Ask Adelaide
    Phone: +61 8 8313 5208 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Friday, 11 Apr 2014

 

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