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Major

Mining Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Our new approach to mining engineering education gives you flexible options.

You'll study the fundamentals of mining engineering as a major in civil, mechanical, or mechatronic engineering. This will give you the foundational knowledge of mining engineering and more career opportunities in the resource sector.

The new major also enables multi-sector opportunities in the resources sector, as well as the mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors. You’ll graduate with more career opportunities and industry benefits, with a more diverse pool of engineers with mining engineering education joining the industry.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The mining engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

Highlights

1 in Queensland for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

5 in the world for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mining engineer
  • Underground planning engineer
  • Drill and blast engineer
  • Underground production engineer

Average annual salary range

Mining Engineer

$140–$160K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Integrated Orebody Knowledge
  • Applied Mining Geomechanics
  • Mine Process Optimisation
  • Mine Design, Feasibility and Sustainability

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