The Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering is designed for those already working in the industry or planning a career change.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

The Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering is designed for professionals already working in the industry, or for people planning a career change.

It provides fundamental study in mining engineering and the opportunity for mining engineering graduates and minerals industry professionals to continue their professional development.

Why study at UNSW?

Engineering at UNSW is known as a leader in engineering education and research. We’ve invested in this standing with a $1 billion refurbishment of our engineering facilities. UNSW is ranked the top Engineering faculty in Australia and #36 in the world based on the latest 2021 QS World University Rankings.

UNSW is renowned for its’ Mineral and Mining Engineering education, ranking fifth in the world as a subject. It has been UNSW’s top performing subject for five years. Australia’s top employers prefer our graduates over any other university, ranking 22nd in the world for employer reputation. We offer the largest range of teaching programs and comprehensive research interests.

We’re home to the best facilities in resources engineering in Australia. You’ll learn with state-of-the-art facilities including a VR simulator, computer laboratory and a rock mechanics laboratory for applied research into mining issues and water research.

Who should choose this degree?

Those wanting to move into the industry and professional mining engineers who want to upskill choose this program.

Program Code
5335
CRICOS Code
084281B
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
21

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Entry to the Graduate Diploma program requires a 3 year degree in Mining Engineering or related cognate discipline (3 or 4 years) from a recognised institution, or satisfying the requirements of the UNSW Graduate Certificate in Mining Engineering with a minimum WAM of 65% and no course fails, or with permission from the Head of School or Director of Postgraduate Studies (Coursework).

The UNSW School of Mining Engineering defines a related cognate discipline as related Engineering degrees (Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Petroleum) or physical Science degrees (Geology, Physics, Chemistry).

A credit average is required over the final two years of the degree. A minimum of 1 year relevant industry experience is essential for all applicants with a 3 year degree. Entry is considered for each individual with a 3 or 4 year degree based on portfolio supporting the application, including details of relevant industry experience. Relevant industry experience is defined by the UNSW School of Mining Engineering as professional and/or industry responsibility in mining or mining associated services.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • Mining Operations

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$35,760*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$35,760*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$47,280*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$48,280*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.


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