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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program focuses on analysis and design and combines knowledge from geotechnical, environmental, structural and water engineering, geology, computing, mathematics and finance. All Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their disciplines and/or a choice of thematic minors. 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. The third and fourth year concentrate on developing knowledge and skills in rock mechanics, mine design and management and socio-environmental aspects of mining.  A key attribute of the Mining Engineering program at the University of Adelaide is that the curriculum was developed, and is continually updated, by industry and Mining Education Australia, which is a world-leading collaboration involving the University of Adelaide and three Australian universities in NSW, Queensland and WA. The program emphasises engineering problem-solving, analysis and design, computer-based methods, and research, communication and management skills.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.


Conditions of Enrolment

1.         Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

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

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

Qualification Requirements

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

  1. Courses to the value of 96; Core courses up to the value of 78 units and Elective courses to the value of 18 with the option of a major in:
    • Mine automation
  2. A Humanitarian or Entrepreneurship minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program.
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.  
  4. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.

Core Courses