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

  • 80
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR
  • Duration

    5 years full-time
    or part-time equiv.
  • Start Dates

    February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

Why combine Mining Engineering with Science?  

Mining engineers extract and process valuable minerals and metals. They provide a backbone industry for our society.

This degree enables an additional, specialised science focus which compliments the core engineering foundations.

What will you do?

  • Cover all aspects of engineering, from design to management.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in a science major matched to your interests and career goals.
  • Work closely with experts in world-class laboratories
  • Network with industry.
  • Complete an eight-week 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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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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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. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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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
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.
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.
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

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
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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 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. Mining engineers are involved at every stage of a mining operation from the point of discovery to the closing of the mine. Graduates find opportunities as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drilling and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers and geostatisticians. Our recent graduates have been employed by BHP Billiton, Hillgrove Resources, and Rio Tinto.

For information about career opportunities in science, see Bachelor of Science.

* 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

Manufacturing Engineer, Mineral Exploration, Minerals Processing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Conservation Scientist, Consultant, Consultant Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Remote Sensing and GIS, Research Manager, Research Scientist, Resource Management, Resource Manager, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Environmental Geology, Environmental Geoscientist, Scientific Data Analyst, ...

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

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

I also chose Adelaide because of the science facilities available and reputation of the university. I enjoy being a part of the learning community, especially working through problems with a study group. Another positive aspect of university is discussing topics with my peers, which generally include our studies. I like engaging in the activities put on by the various clubs in the university as well.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021