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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining) with Bachelor of Science

Degree Type Double Degree

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

SATAC Code 324441

CRICOS 082116J

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

In this program, students study the concepts of mining engineering, and choose a science specialisation. 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 science component of the degree, see Bachelor of Science
  • 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 082116J
    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 can seek careers in mining engineering and in the field of science.

    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, Analytical Chemist, Aquaculture, Biochemist, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Scientist, Biophysicist, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Botanist, Catchment Management, Climate and Ecosystem Modeller, Consultant, Defense Industry Scientist, Diagnostic Technician, Ecologist, Ecotourism, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Chemist, Environmental Consultant, ...

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    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-science-2018.pdf
    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (MINING) WITH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
    Year 1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
    C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
    PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 1103 Earth Systems I (3 units)
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering I (3 units)
    PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 1100 Earth's Interior I (3 units)
    Year 2 MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)
    MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 2500 Sedimentary Geology II (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 2504 Economic & Mine Geology II(3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis I (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)
    GEOLOGY 2501 Structural Geology II (3 units)
    MINING 3073 Mine Planning (3 units)
    MINING 3068 Mine Ventilation (3 units)
    MINING 3069 Rock Breakage (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 2502 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II (3 units)
    Year 4 GEOLOGY 3016 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology III (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 3500 Exploration Methods III (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 3008 Geophysics III (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 3013 Tectonics III (3 units)
    MINING 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)
    SPATIAL 3010 Earth Observation III (3 units)
    GEOLOGY 3502 Mineral and Energy Resources III(3 units)
    GEOLOGY 3019 Field Geoscience Program III (3 units)
    Year 5 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)
    GEOLOGY 3505 Earth Systems History (3 units)
    Engineering Elective (3 units)
    Elective
    Choices
    MINING 4104 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining (3 units)
    MINING 4113 Advanced Mine Ventilation (3 units)^
    C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**
    MINING 4107 Surface Mining Systems (3 units)
    MINING 4108 Undergroung 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)^
    #EXTRA COURSE REQUIREMENT
    Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

    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.

    ** C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.

    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