Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining)
A foundation for advanced engineering
Mining engineers work with all aspects of ore extraction and processing. They gather valuable minerals and metals which enable the products and technologies that form the backbone of our society.
Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.
What will you do?
The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Mining). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:
- study geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and geostatistics
- build skills in mine design, modelling, simulation and mine automation
- conduct risk and uncertainty analyses
- explore mine management, planning and sustainable practices
- develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.
Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.
CRICOS 071217F Intake February and July
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
Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Mining Engineering.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $35,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Mining engineers can enjoy highly lucrative careers. Graduates can practise as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers or geostatisticians.
They are involved in mine design, mining systems, geology/resource estimation, geotechnical/rock mechanics, mine ventilation, mining economics, management and finance.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019