Master of Engineering (Mining) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM129
CRICOS 071207G

Specialise in new mining technologies

Mining engineers work with all aspects of ore extraction and processing. They gather valuable minerals or metals and provide a backbone industry for our society.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Mining) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

  • study geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and geostatistics
  • build skills in mine design, modelling and simulation
  • conduct risk and uncertainty analyses
  • explore mine management, planning and sustainable practices
  • pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
  • undertake a significant research project.

To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.

Where could it take you?

You might process minerals, take on a managerial role or work with artificial intelligence designed for mining. You could be a highly paid drilling or geotechnical engineer. Perhaps you’ll work in exciting developing fields like deep-sea or space mining.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM129
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM129

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 071207G
    Intake February and July
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Mining Engineering.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Mining engineers can have highly lucrative careers. Graduates can practise as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers or geostatisticians.

    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

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Engineering (Mining) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Geotechnical Engineer, Engineer, Minerals Processing Engineer, Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer

  • Degree Structure

    The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

    Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program, and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

    International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

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

    Academic Program Rules

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    Assessment

    Assessment includes course and project work. All students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

    Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019