Mining Engineering

What is Mining Engineering?
Mining is about the extraction and processing of minerals from the earth.

The discipline of Mining Engineering involves the study of safe, economic, and environmentally responsible recovery of mineral resources, followed by the processing, marketing and financial management of these resources.

Mining engineers have an understanding of geomechanics, ventilation, mining planning and mineral processing.

Mining Engineering as part of your Diploma
UNSW Diploma students will gain hands-on experience in engineering design and programming in addition to learning the fundamentals of mathematics and physics. All discipline-specific diploma courses are equivalent to first year undergraduate courses but students receive added support and will also be equipped with academic and English skills. This will ensure students have a strong basis for their journey into second year at UNSW Sydney.

Mining Engineering Diploma Courses
View the courses you will be studying in your first year at UNSW Global below.

Mining Engineering Courses
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Introduction to Engineering Design & Innovation
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Higher Physics 1A
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life (Elective)
  • Electrical & Telecom Engineering (Elective)
  • Communication & Academic Literacy