Master of Engineering (Mining Engineering)

Study Area


Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time

March, July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

The Master of Engineering (Mining) provides graduate Engineers with discipline-specific knowledge and technical skills in advanced mining engineering. The degree covers many areas such as mine design and planning, mining systems, resource estimation and mine evaluation, mining geomechanics, mine ventilation and climate, mine health and safety, and computer applications in mining engineering. This degree The Master of Engineering delivers expert skills and applied competencies required for the professional engineer. It is designed to train and enhance professional practice, advance technical and specialist skills, and provide an opportunity to put theory into practice with applied projects and research. The degree also delivers communication, strategic and project management skills essential to the practising engineer. What you will study You will complete the core subjects in Professional Communications and Engineering Workplace Practice, Innovation and Design, Studies in Surface Mining, Studies in Underground Mining, and Research Methods. For the Mining major you will study subjects in Tunnelling and Underground Construction, Advanced Mineral Resource Estimation Methods, Environmental Controls in Mines, Mineral Valuation and Risk Analysis, Advanced Mining Safety, Mine Planning and Development, Rock Mechanics and Mineral Beneficiation. You will also complete an advanced project.


Average Score



6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking

"#7 in Australia for Engineering-Civil and Structural, #51-100 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020"