UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is a leading provider of world-class education and research in mining and petroleum engineering.

With Australia’s best facilities in resources engineering, we’re doing the research and producing the graduates who are prepared to backbone the world’s development and address climate change. Our areas of focus include:

  • CO₂ sequestration
  • Improving efficiencies through digital rock analysis
  • Generating clean energy through geothermal engineering
  • Minimising environmental footprints while maximising social benefits
  • Space Mining research


The study of Mining Engineering offers you a global profession that encompasses a range of activities involving technology, people, financial resources, community and government. This four-year degree will help you understand how complex mining systems work and the socio-environmental aspects of mining operations.

Petroleum Engineering sees you apply chemistry, physics, geology and economics to the discovery, development and production of energy and material resources below the Earth’s surface. This degree prepares you for careers in the oil and gas industries, by developing skills that will set you apart in the workplace.

Gain two Engineering degrees in less time than studying them sequentially. By adding mining or petroleum to your studies, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to more industries.

The Flexible First Year program is ideal when you know you want to be an engineer but aren’t sure which direction to take. Explore a range of available areas of interest before committing to your final specialisation.


We deliver high-impact research that supports a future of clean energy and sustainable resources. Our research focuses on interdisciplinary knowledge with alliances throughout the university, nation and the world, including nearly all major mining and petroleum companies in Australia.

We offer a strong array of opportunities to excel in engineering disciplines and connect with like-minded peers. Our student community is here to inspire you and expand your university experience while you work hard towards your goals.

Whether you’re a local or international student, we pride ourselves on making university life more accessible. Our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your educational journey. Learn how to apply for funding options for your degree.