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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324441

CRICOS 082115K

This double degree program combines the disciplines of mining engineering and mathematical and computer sciences, allowing students to study towards two degrees simultaneously.

In this program, students study the concepts of mining engineering with a range of mathematics, statistics and computer science courses. Mining engineers are concerned with the extraction and processing of ores from the earth that contain valuable minerals or metals.

With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the degree, the program can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately. At the end of the double degree, students will graduate with two separate parchments; one for each degree.

Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

For further information about the mining engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining). For further information about the mathematical and computer sciences component of the degree, see Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 324441
    2017 CSP ATAR 80
    2017 CSP IB 27
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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    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 Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry.

    IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (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 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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    SATAC Code: 324441

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 082115K
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] 85%
    SAT [US] 1270
    Abitur 3.1
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry.

    IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of this degree can pursue careers relevant to mining engineering, and the mathematical and computer sciences disciplines.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Actuary, Banker, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Computer Programmer, Consultant, Data Analyst, Database Coordinator, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Internet Commerce Worker, Meteorologist, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Telecommunications Analyst, Information and Communications Technologist, Computer Scientist

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Please refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/beng-mining-b-macompsci-2018.pdf
    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (MINING) WITH BACHELOR OF MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES (Maths Major)
    Year 1 C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I(3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
    MECHENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis I (3 units)
    MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering I (3 units)
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    Year 2 C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units)
    MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids (3 units)
    MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 2504 Economic & Mine Geology II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering, Modelling & Analysis II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II (3 units)
    CHEM ENG 2019 Introduction to Minerals Processing (3 units)
    Year 3 MINING 3070 Resource Estimation (3 units)
    MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics (3 units)
    MINING 3071 Mining Systems (3 units)
    MINING 4104 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining (3 units)
    MINING 3073 Mine Planning (3 units)
    MINING 3068 Mine Ventilation (3 units)
    MINING 3069 Rock Breakage (3 units)
    MINING 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)
    Year 4 MINING 4222A Research Project Part A: Mining (3 units)
    MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
    MINING 4106 Hard Rock Mine Design & Feasibility (3 units)
    MINING 4222B Research Project Part B: Mining (3 units)
    MINING 4101 Mine Management (3 units)
    MINING 4111 Coal Mine Design & Feasibility (3 units)
    Engineering Elective (6 units)
    Year 5 Level II or III Maths Elective (12 units)
    Level III Maths Elective (12 units)
    Elective
    Choices
    MINING 4113 Advanced Mine Ventilation (3 units)^ 
    C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**
    MINING 4107 Surface Mining Systems (3 units)
    MINING 4110 Mine Asset Management & Services (3 units)***^
    MINING 4112 Advanced Mine Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
    ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneur's Challenge (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units)**
    MINING 4114 Simulation & Animation for Mining Engineers (3 units)^
    #Students who have not passed SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths are required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA. The satisfactory completion of MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of this program. Students may manage their enrolment by enrolling in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester I, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2, and MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in summer school Summer.

    ** C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.
    ***MINING 4110 Mine Asset Management and Services not offered in 2017

    RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION
    The 9 unit Research project must be undertaken in three consecutive semesters. Students form their groups and formulate their Research Proposal in MINING 3222. The group then develop the Research Project in MINING 4222A Part A and MINING 4222B Part B.

    Mid-Year Intake Students: If you commenced your studies in semester 2, please contact the Faculty Office for advice regarding the placement of the Research Project courses.

    ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION
    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
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Last updated: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017