Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (2342) Specialisation in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering (Dual Major)

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 and Geotechnical Engineering (Dual Major) The Mining and Geotechnical Engineering dual major combine's 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. The Mining and Geotechnical Engineering major is supported by a range of industry partners and you'll learn from experts working in mining and geotechnical engineering. Career outcomes As a Mining and Geotechnical Engineering graduate, you'll have all the employment opportunities of a mining engineer, as well as further possibilities as a geotechnical engineer. 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. Geotechnical engineers work in a wide range of industries, government departments and private consultancies. They can usually be found working for: Geotechnical engineering consultants Mining companies Geotechnical and mining contractors Geotechnical engineers can also work in design, operation, management, research and consulting, both in Australia and overseas.

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