This major combines studies in mining engineering with additional specialist study and project work in geotechnical engineering.
This specialisation incorporates soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology, and will equip you with the expertise to approach complex, multidisciplinary problems involving earth materials.
Mining and geotechnical engineers typically work on projects involving roads, excavations, tunnelling and mining.
This major is supported by a range of industry partners and you'll learn from experts working in mining and geotechnical engineering.
Be in demand
- This highly specialised degree will place you at the forefront of mining development and provide you with the technical and practical skills to work on projects in Australia and overseas.
- Mining and geotechnical engineers often work in design, operation, management, research and consulting on projects ranging from roads and excavations through to tunnelling and mining. These engineers are frequently employed by major companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Golder Associates.