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

Why combine Mining Engineering with Mathematical and Computer Sciences?  

Mining engineers are involved at every stage of a mining operation - from the point of exploration and discovery, through to mine design and planning, mine construction, ore extraction and processing, and eventually mine site rehabilitation.

With maths and computer science central to the high technology developments revolutionising the industry, specialised expertise offers huge benefits.

What will you do?

  • Cover all aspects of engineering, from design to management.
  • Work closely with experts in world-class laboratories.
  • Build fundamental statistical and mathematical knowledge.
  • Study complex computer systems and theories.
  • Network with industry.
  • Complete eight weeks of practical engineering experience.
  • Take part in field trips to mining locations in Australia and overseas.

This is a 5-year double, not combined degree. You’ll graduate with two separate parchments, a greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

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  • Ranked #7 in the world for mining and mineral engineering
  • Keep ahead as the industry evolves, with courses in AI, data science and more
  • Showcase your work and network with future employers at annual exhibitions

*ARWU, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334861
2021 CSP ATAR 95.95
2021 CSP IB 38
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods , Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL) and Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334861

2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Median ATAR to receive an offer <5
Highest ATAR to receive an offer <5
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer <5
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/A N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
<5 N/A
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
<5 N/A
International students N/A N/A
All students <5 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,060

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

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

Find a Scholarship.

The partnership between the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), the South Australian Government and the Playford Trust continues to provide outstanding scholarship opportunities for school leavers enrolling in mining or petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide.

Up to 20 scholarships – valued at $20,000 each – are available for talented Year 12 STEM students* hoping to study either mining engineering or petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2022.

Each successful student will receive $10,000 a year for the first two years of their study and have the opportunity to build a career-enhancing relationship with the company supporting them.

Applications for the 2022 scholarships close Friday 11 February 2022. For further details, including how to apply, visit the Playford Trust Scholarship website.

*Please note: Applicants must be either an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa and a resident of South Australia, intending to commence their first year of university study in mining or petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2022.

Careers

Career Readiness

Mining engineering graduates have the highest employment rate of all engineering specialties at 92 per cent*, and industry forecasts indicate significant job growth—locally, nationally and globally—into the future. Graduates can work as mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine design and planning engineers and geostatisticians. Our recent graduates have been employed by BHP Billiton, OZ Minerals, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Newcrest Mining, Anglo American, Fortescue, South32 and SIMEC.

The Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences prepares graduates for a wide variety of industries. Recent graduates have been employed by organisations such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), United Water, Santos, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Additionally, graduates find work in consulting engineering firms, the pharmaceutical industry, the telecommunications industry, biomedical research industries and institutes, banks and insurance companies, state and federal government agencies, and research and academic organisations all over the world.

* Graduate Careers Australia

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

Industry Placement

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

Professional Accreditation

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Potential careers

Land Resources and Land Care, Mineral Exploration, Minerals Processing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Banker, Budget Analyst, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Cyber Defender, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Data scientist , Quality Control Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Resource Management, Resource Manager, Risk Manager, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Systems Programmer, ...

Degree Structure

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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.

Testimonial

Studying at the University of Adelaide has been fulfilling, challenging and exciting. The jam-packed "student life" will always hold fond memories. I am grateful for the friendships and networks I have formed and the countless opportunities that I have been given to enrich my study experience both socially and academically. The University has helped to carve out the first part of my career journey, and I can't wait to see what lies ahead.

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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022