UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering delivers high-impact research that supports a future of clean energy and sustainable resources.

The school works in close collaborations and partnerships with industry and external partners, locally and internationally, driving the national agenda across the sector.

Our mission is simple: we aim to advance the knowledge of extractive industries whilst reducing our footprint and developing efficient energy storage solutions.

Our unique approach will bring together expertise from both academia and industry, to address the grand challenges around future energy and minerals supplies and thus, achieve sustained economic development.

Research strengths

This theme focuses on fundamental and applied geomechanics related to the mining and oil & gas industries.

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This theme focuses on integrating advanced technologies and operational excellence to accelerate the transformation of the minerals and energy resources sectors.

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Our research in geoenergy focuses on technologies that improve recovery and provide new insights into the production of natural gas.

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Facilities 

At UNSW Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, we’re committed to providing the best learning, teaching and research environment. We continue to invest in world-class facilities to support our academics and students in driving innovative research. 

Postgraduate research 

We offer two types of postgraduate research degrees – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering. With our state-of-the-art facilities, strong industry partnerships and research-focused community, you’ll be part of the future of the minerals sector.