Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (2342) Specialisation in Mining Engineering / Extended

The University of Queensland The University of Queensland

Course description

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a four-year program that will prepare you for a career as an engineer. Depending on your choice of major, you might work anywhere from infrastructure and hospitals to energy and software. Choose one major, dual major or extended major from 18 different options. UQ is home to the largest number of engineering disciplines in Australia. Undertake a flexible first year, where you can mix and match introductory courses from across the majors to see what you like best. If you prefer, you can also enrol directly in your chosen major from day one. Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning. Mining Engineering / Extended Mining engineering is concerned with the sustainable extraction of ores from the ground for processing and utilisation. It covers all phases of mining operations from exploration and discovery, through feasibility, development, production, processing and marketing, to final site rehabilitation. The Mining Engineering major integrates theory with practice and involves advanced mathematics and earth and engineering sciences. Minors are also available in minerals process engineering and geomechanics. Our students also get to use the unique University Experimental Mine facility, which is located near the St Lucia campus, for practical work in ventilation, earth sciences, surveying, production engineering and safety. Career outcomes Employment prospects for UQ mining engineers are very good with recent graduates commanding starting salaries in excess of $90,000. Most mining engineers are employed by mining companies, typically at mines where gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc and uranium ores, as well as coal, are extracted. Some mining engineers choose to specialise in operations, while others, such as technical specialists and senior managers, move to large cities where commercial offices tend to be located. Mining engineers often work for large companies, with numerous opportunities for international travel and employment.

  • Start date 23-JUL-2018
  • Duration 4 years
  • International Cost AUD $40736 per year
  • Qualification Bachelor degree
  • Study mode Full time