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Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering

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Tailored towards professionals working in the mining industry, or planning a career change, the Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering gives you foundational knowledge in mine management or mine geomechanics. Study targeted modules over a short block period to make balancing work and study easier.
Commencing Terms
Term 1 & 3
Duration
1 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 5335
CRICOS code 084281B
Entry Requirements
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$41,000*
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Overview

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 Graduate Diploma?

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 requirements

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

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 whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • Mining Operations

How to apply

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.

Ready to start your application?

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.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$41,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$54,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$55,000*

*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 here.

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


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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