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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 2021

3 in the world for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2021

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

Early-career salary

Mining Engineer

$82K–$141K

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Mid-career salary

Mining Engineer

$103–$168K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

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