mining mines engineering



Mine engineering degree courses at undergrad bachelor, postgrad master, PhD doctorate research degree level at Australian universities are listed below. 

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  • Where can I study Mines Engineering ?
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  • Australia is home to BHP Billiton &  Rio Tinto, 2 of the biggest and famous mining and mineral resources processing and exploration companies
  • Rare earth metals are commonly found  in modern Consumer Electronic like Plasma screens iPods, iPhones LCD screens etc
  • Australia is a major producer of  Iron ore,  Coal, Copper, bauxite/aluminium, Gold, Silver, diamond, Opals lead, Nickel and Uranium ( Yellow Cake), Petroleum and Natural gas. China’s growing demand for minerals continues to fuel mining activity in Australia. A Mining Engineering degree prepares grads for a employment  in the minerals processing and mining industry in Australia.
  •  Rare Earth metal mining in Australia is expected to rise in activity due to China’s tightening of it’s exports.  At the moment China is responsible  for more than 95 % of the global supply of rare earth metals.
  • Most mining jobs typically require you ( regardless if you are a mining or an electrical or civil engineer working at a mine ) to be based at a remote mine site devoid of usual urban facilities. Typical work schedule is work 2 weeks on, 1 weeks off etc aka FIFO. Apart from the glamour of big bucks associated with mining, please be aware of these working condition, perhaps speak to a few people who have actually worked in such mines,  before deciding to take a degree in this area, and finding out 4 years later you hate it !

Typical admission requirements :

  • Physics, Mathematics, English proficiency

New South Wales : NSW

  • Mining Engineering courses at University of New South Wales : UNSW
  • University of Wollongong : UOW – Civil, Mining and Environmental
  • Mining Engineering degree at University of Newcastle

Victoria : VIC

Western Australia : WA

South Australia: SA

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Queensland : QLD

14 thoughts on “mining mines engineering

  1. im a 48 year old man with 20 years experience in hardrock mining , have a western australia shift supervisors qualification but want to do a course or diploma in mining to enable me to become a mine manager in mining in australia, currently working in indonesia for Newcrest mining, want to know my options for parttime courses / diploma in mining, being a mature age student what are my options?

  2. I am a 15 year old male, and looking at studying mining engineering when i leave school. what subjects for year 12 would you be recommending? i can only do 4 subjects in year 12.

  3. hi.
    I,m 27 years old man in iran.
    I live in yazd,and working in uni.
    i,m master of degree in mining engeneering.
    l,d like to PhD degree.
    how can i do it in one of the australli’s uni?
    please tell me.

  4. I am a 25 year old BTech mechanical engineering graduate from India. I would like to study Masters in mining engineering.Which are the best universities you offer this courses? and what about the job opportunities after getting the degree?

  5. I am a university students in the last year of bachelor degree of mining process .how can I apply these universties listed ? waht kinds of qualification are needed

  6. i have another degree apart in industrial art, but i am still interested in working at the mines.can you give me any help,advice or recommendation

  7. I have got 63% in my bachelors in Mining engineering. can i get seat to study in Australia , can i get seat to study masters or MS in Australia.

  8. I am a 23 year old BE instrumentation & control engineering graduate from India. I would like to study Masters in mining engineering.Which are the best universities you offer this courses? and what about the job opportunities after getting the degree? I prefer to degree or master course in mining engineering?what shoud i do?

  9. my name is Victor from Namibia, i am currently in grade 11, my dream is to became Mineral and Mining engineer. i need to get a busaries, who can help me.

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