Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324401
Mining engineers extract and process ores from the earth that contain valuable minerals or metals. They are involved in mine planning and design, mining systems, geology and resource estimation, geotechnical and rock mechanics, mine ventilation, mining economics, management and finance, project evaluation and environmental considerations. Mining engineers, also develop a strong management skill set where they will lead engineers, surveyors, geogists, scientists and technicians working on a mine site/office.
This diverse program focuses on analysis and design and combines knowledge from geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, geology, computing, mathematics and finance, which sets graduates up for a broad range of careers in the resources industry.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 324401 2017 CSP ATAR 80 2017 CSP IB 27 2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses. Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324401
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. 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.
- VET applicants
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.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), 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 2016). 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 Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 082114M Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 27 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT [US] 1270 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics.
IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,175
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500
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 have highly lucrative careers. Graduates can practise as geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, drill and blast engineers, ventilation engineers, mine planning engineers, mine managers, project engineers or as geostatisticians.
A mining engineering degree and a period of directed professional experience in industry is a requirement for appointment as a First Class Mine Manager in South Australia.
Career opportunities for graduates can also be sought in finance, management, consulting and in government nationally and internationally.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
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
Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
Consultant, Geotechnical Engineer, Engineer, Geostatistician, Mining Engineer, Drilling Engineer
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Global Learning Experience
It is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Both semester and year long exchange is possible.
To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
The first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) focus on building engineering, mathematics and science foundations that are further developed in the final two years of the degree.
The third and fourth years of the degree have been developed by Mining Education Australia; a unique, industry-funded and internationally respected collaboration of the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and Curtin University. This provides students with a unique perspective on mining practice across Australia.
The degree focuses on engineering problem-solving, analysis and design, optimisation, computer-based methods and research, and communication and management skills.
Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanPlease refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/beng-mining-2018.pdf
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (MINING) Year 1 C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I (3 units)
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I (3 units)
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis I (3 units)
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)
MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering I (3 units)
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
Year 2 C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units)
MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids (3 units)
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
GEOLOGY 2504 Economic & Mine Geology II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2019 Introduction to Minerals Processing (3 units)
Year 3 MINING 3070 Resource Estimation (3 units)
MINING 3071 Mining Systems (3 units)
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics (3 units)
MINING 4104 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining (3 units)
MINING 3068 Mine Ventilation (3 units)
MINING 3069 Rock Breakage (3 units)
MINING 3073 Mine Planning (3 units)
MINING 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)
Year 4 MINING 4222A Research Project Part A: Mining (3 units)
MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
MINING 4106 Hard Rock Mine Design & Feasibility (3 units)
MINING 4222B Research Project Part B: Mining (3 units)
MINING 4101 Mine Management (3 units)
MINING 4111 Coal Mine Design & Feasibility (3 units)
Engineering Elective (6 units)
MINING 4113 Advanced Mine Ventilation (3 units)^
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**
MINING 4110 Mine Asset Management & Services (3 units)***^
MINING 4107 Surface Mining Systems (3 units)
MINING 4112 Advanced Mine Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneur's Challenge (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units) **
MINING 4114 Simulation & Animation for Mining Engineers (3 units)^
Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.
** C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.
***MINING 4110 Mine Asset Management and Services not offered in 2017
RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION
The Research Project courses9 unit Research project must be undertaken in three consecutive semesters, beginning in semester 2 of your third year. Students form their groups and formulate their Research Proposal in MINING 3222. The group then develop the Research Project in Part A (MINING 4222A) Part A and Part B (MINING 4222B) Part B.
^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018