Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) (BE(Hons)(Mining))

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This program focuses on analysis and design and combines knowledge from geotechnical, environmental, structural and water engineering, geology, computing, mathematics and finance. The first two years of the Mining Engineering program focus on building engineering, mathematics and science foundations that are further developed in the final two years. Mining Education Australia has developed the third and fourth years of the program, which is taught at the University of Adelaide in common with universities in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland. The program emphasises engineering problem-solving, analysis and design, computer-based methods, and research, communication and management skills.
Students are also required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience during their study. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units, including Core courses to the value of 90 units and Elective courses to the value of 6 units
  2. A total of 12 weeks practical experience approved by the Faculty and of which a minimum 6 weeks should be under the supervision of a professional engineer
  3. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL in lieu of either a core or elective course as advised by the Faculty
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) students must complete courses to the value of 96 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I 3
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering, Modelling & Analysis I 3
C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II 3
C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II 3
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II 3
CHEM ENG 2019 Introduction to Minerals Processing 3
GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I 3
GEOLOGY 2504 Economic & Mine Geology II 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I 3
MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering I 3
MINING 3068 Mine Ventilation 3
MINING 3069 Rock Breakage 3
MINING 3070 Resource Estimation 3
MINING 3071 Mining Systems 3
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics 3
MINING 3073 Mine Planning 3
MINING 4101 Mine Management 3
MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering 3
MINING 4104 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining 3
MINING 4106 Hard Rock Mine Design & Feasibility 3
MINING 4111 Coal Mine Design & Feasibility 3
MINING 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management 3
MINING 4222A Research Project Part A: Mining 0
MINING 4222B Research Project Part B: Mining 6


Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics 3
ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 3
MINING 4107 Surface Mining Systems 3
MINING 4110 Mine Asset Management & Services 3
MINING 4112 Advanced Mine Geotechnical Engineering 3
MINING 4113 Advanced Mine Ventilation 3
MINING 4114 Simulation & Animation for Mining Engineers 3