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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.
How to Apply
This program is an Exit award for the Master of Engineering (Mining) 3CM129

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

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 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.

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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer

Degree Structure

 

Academic Program Rules

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

 

Example Study Plan

Testimonial

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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021