This degree offers students the chance to specialise in cutting edge technologies aligned to their career pathways. It is suitable for engineering graduates who wish to pursue further studies, as well as engineers with relevant work experience.
The Master of Engineering (Mining) is intended for graduates with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), or similar qualification, who wish to undertake more advanced studies in selected specialist topics in mining engineering. Mining engineers are concerned with the extraction and processing of ores from the earth that contain valuable minerals or metals. They are involved in mine design, mining systems, geology, resource estimation, geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, mine ventilation, mine management, Mining economics and finance.
The program has an emphasis on technical analysis and evaluation of mining systems including mine design and planning, geomechanics, geotechnical engineering, modelling and simulation, risk and uncertainty, mining geostatistics, mine management and sustainable mining practices
The Master of Engineering comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. The foundation year consists of a set of courses designed to ensure that students acquire a level of expertise in the relevant specialisation. The program gives students the opportunity to study technical courses at an advanced level and the opportunity to engage in a research project.
An exit path will be available for students completing only the foundation year, after they satisfy a set requirement in the relevant discipline. In this case a graduate diploma will be awarded.
To remain in this program, students must maintain a high grade point average (GPA) throughout their candidature.