Mining Engineering

Students must complete for the BE(Hons) (Mining Engineering) a Single Major (Plan code: MININX2342) or Extended Major (Plan code: MININY2342), #64 comprising one of the following:

    1. a major - #52, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
    2. balance from electives (i) a minimum of #6 from courses on the BE(Hons) list, other than courses on the Mining Engineering part B0 list; and
      (ii) a maximum of #4 from courses on the Mining Engineering part B0 list; and
      (iii) a maximum of #4 from level one courses not on the BE(Hons) list;

      OR
    1. an extended major - #60, comprising
      (i) #52, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
      (ii) #8 as set out in part B electives under Extended Major; and
    2. balance from electives

Part A - Compulsory

Year 1
4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1100 2 Engineering Design
ENGG1200 2 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
ENGG1211 4 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving

and 4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [1]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

and 6 units for

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1300 2 Introduction to Electrical Systems
ENGG1400 2 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
ERTH1501 2 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers

Year 2, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
MECH2410 2 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
MINE2105 2 Introduction to Mining
MINE2123 1 Structural Mechanics for Mining
STAT2201 1 Analysis of Engineering & Scientific Data

Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL2210 2 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
[ MATH2000 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
[ or
[ MATH2001 2 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MINE2106 2 Resource Geology & Mine Surveying
MINE2201 2 Physical & Chemical Processing of Minerals

Year 3, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
MINE3120 2 Resource Estimation
MINE3121 2 Mining Geomechanics
MINE3122 2 Mining Systems

Year 3, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
MINE3123 2 Mine Planning
MINE3124 2 Mine Ventilation
MINE3125 2 Rock Breakage

Year 4, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
MINE4120 2 Mine Geotechnical Engineering
MINE4122 2 Mining Research Project I
MINE4124 2 Hard Rock Mine Design & Feasibility

Year 4, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG4900 2 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
MINE4123 2 Mining Research Project II
MINE4125 2 Coal Mine Design and Feasibility

Part B - Electives

Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Courses

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1090 2 Introductory Chemistry [2]
MATH1050 2 Mathematical Foundations [1] [3]
PHYS1171 2 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [4]

B1 - Introductory Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1100 2 Chemistry 1
CSSE1001 2 Introduction to Software Engineering
ENGG1500 2 Engineering Thermodynamics
ENGG1600 2 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
PHYS1002 2 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

B2 - Advanced Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL3210 2 Geotechnical Engineering
ENGG4103 2 Engineering Asset Management
ENGG4900 2 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
ERTH3203 2 Energy Resources
ERTH3301 2 Ore Body Modelling
MECH4480 2 Computational Fluid Dynamics
METR3100 2 Sensors & Actuators
MINE3108 1 Special Topics in Mining I
MINE3109 2 Special Topics in Mining II
MINE3126 2 Underground Mining Systems
MINE3127 2 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining
MINE3128 2 Surface Mining Systems
MINE4128 2 Coal Mine Strata Control

Extended major

Students enrolled in the extended major are required to complete #8 from the courses listed below -

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL3210 2 Geotechnical Engineering
ENGG4103 2 Engineering Asset Management
MINE3109 2 Special Topics in Mining II
MINE3126 2 Underground Mining Systems
MINE3127 2 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining
MINE3128 2 Surface Mining Systems
MINE4128 2 Coal Mine Strata Control

End notes

  • [1] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [2] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [3] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [4] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.