Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level


Program code



Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Science Faculty


School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course Lists

Please refer to the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science Program Rules for the number of units required from each course list.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Phone: 07 3365 4777

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

Why study Mining and Geotechnical Engineering?

The unprecedented mining and infrastructure development in Queensland, and Australia as a whole, is generating huge demand for Mining Engineering graduates. This includes specialisation associated with mining engineering in Geomechanics, incorporating soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology. The Mining and Geotechnical Engineering major is supported by a consortium of global companies. Students are taught by experts working in mining and geotechnical engineering and benefit from UQ's close links with these companies.

What you can study

The Mining and Geotechnical specialisation consists of the major in Mining Engineering, which is taken in common with all mining engineering plans, supplemented with additional specialist study and project work in Geotechnical Engineering. The program is designed to equip qualified mining engineers with the skills to approach to complex, multidisciplinary problems concerning earth materials including roads, landslides, piled building foundations, excavations, spillways, tunnelling and mining.


Please refer to the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science Program Rules for the number of units required from each course list.

Courses that can be studied as part of the Mining and Geotechnical Engineering Dual Major:

Employment opportunities

There is a high demand from Mining and Geotechnical Engineering Consultants, Mining Companies, and Civil and Mining Contractors, and graduates can work in design, operation, management, research and consulting in Australia and overseas.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science for information on key dates and how to apply.