Mining engineering is about extracting minerals from the earth in a safe, efficient and responsible way. There are many parts to this, and many different tasks mining engineers perform to get to the end result. Visit What do mining and petroleum engineers do? to find out more.
If you aren’t sure whether mining engineering is for you, take a look at our list of questions below:
Chances are if you said ‘yes’ to most of the above, you’ll make a good mining engineer.
Choosing what kind of engineer you would like to be can be a difficult decision. UNSW Engineering helps by providing you with the option of enrolling in a flexible first year program. This gives you the chance to find out more about which type of engineering appeals to you, before transferring to a specific discipline at the end of your first year. To help you make a decision, we organise a range of activities specially designed for flexible first year students which will give you a taste of what it is like to be a mining engineering student.