Master of Mining Engineering

 About Master of Mining Engineering

UNSW Master of Mining Engineering is a one-and-a-half year full-time or flexible part-time postgraduate degree, allowing you advance your study in mining engineering. Whether you’re already in the industry or planning a career change, set yourself up for success with one of two specialisations: Mine Geomechanics and Mine Management.

You'll be studying in the renowned UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, providing you with industry-led professional development and world-class equipment.

This postgraduate degree provides advanced study in mining engineering with various entry points and pathways of study depending on your academic and professional background. You’ll learn the fundamentals of mining engineering, mining processes, systems and analysis, and risk and safety management, as well as undertaking a research project in the mining industry.

To begin your studies, you’ll need to have a four-year (Honours) degree in mining engineering or a cognate discipline from a recognised institution. You’re also able to take a majority of the courses as modules over a short block period, allowing employees of mining companies and associated service providers to study part-time.

 Why Study Master of Mining Engineering

A provider of innovative world class engineering education and research in both petroleum and mining for more than 70 years, our school continues to thrive with an increase in our internationally acclaimed research output.

The learning experience at UNSW is boosted by our wide range of laboratory facilities, which include a VR simulator, computer laboratory and a rock mechanics laboratory for applied research into mining issues and water research.

Whether you’re interested in civil engineering, underground mining or geomechanics, you’ll advance your career in the mining industry with a Master of Mining Engineering. This course will arm you with the latest skills, trends and knowledge to get ahead.

During your studies, you’ll accomplish the following:

  • Plan and execute an enquiry-based or mining industry research project, undertake a capstone experience or complete a piece of work that involves substantial scholarship
  • Investigate, generate and synthesise complex ideas and concepts at an abstract and/or applied level
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the disciplinary body of knowledge, including established theories and recent developments relevant to mining engineering
  • Critically evaluate contemporary debates and literatures in mining engineering

Your Career Opportunities  

A Masters degree in mining engineering gives you a detailed understanding of the many facets of the mining industry, preparing you for your future career through practical assignments and field trips. As a graduate of mining engineering, you’ll be evaluating, planning and overseeing the construction of mines and assessing processe. This includes labour usage and equipment that’ll be required to extract minerals and ores from the earth.

Your future career awaits, with potential roles including:

  • Mining Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer