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Welcome to UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is a leading provider of industry-relevant Mining and Petroleum Engineering education and research. Our multidisciplinary academics produce internationally acclaimed research, working closely with our partners in the minerals and energy sectors to provide innovative solutions for the most complex problems facing the industry.

With gas, petroleum, mining and minerals industries contributing $190 billion a year to Australia’s economy, our work is now more important than ever.

Our school leads not only in Australia but also the world. In the latest global rankings, we're 4th in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020), and 13th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020). We understand that the industry is in a period of transition, particularly in terms of energy. While there are adjustments on the horizon for more traditional technologies, our school is on the front foot in creating opportunities for those interested in working towards a sustainable future through several new and emerging fields. With the best facilities in resources engineering in the country, we are doing the research and producing the graduates who are addressing climate change. Our areas of focus include CO₂ sequestration; improving efficiencies through digital rock analysis; generating clean energy through geothermal engineering; and research into space mining.

As education and research go hand in hand, our future graduates stand to benefit enormously from studying at UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. They will be the innovators taking these new ideas and technologies into their industries and driving change.

Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome to the UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. For more than 70 years, the school has thrived with the largest range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in Australia. Our academics are experts in their fields and internationally respected and recognised. They work alongside our industry partners and government organisations to help solve the most complex problems facing the sector.

With the industry evolving at a rapid pace, we have a leadership role in teaching and research excellence. We drive the national agenda across the breadth of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. Our graduates work with advanced technologies that support clean energy and the efficient supply of mineral resources. In doing this, our school seeks to enhance the quality of life for humanity in a sustainable way.

I encourage you to find out more about our diverse and extensive teaching programs, our advanced research and our strong links with industry and alumni.

- Professor Ismet Canbulat, Head of School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

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