The Bachelor of Engineering (Mine Transfer Program) at the University of Newcastle provides the essential foundations for a career as a mine engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

What you will study

Merging theoretical, practical and industry learning

Mining Transfer Program StudentsWhen you study the Bachelor of Engineering (Mine Transfer Program) you will develop the skills needed to design, construct and manage mining projects and the associated infrastructure.

The mine engineering degree is comprised of 320 units with 160 units completed at the University of Newcastle and the remaining 160 units to be completed at either the University of New South Wales (UNSW) or the University of Wollongong (UOW).

Effectively, you will complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Newcastle. Within these years you will study mathematics and physics as well as structural and environmental mechanics, geomechanics, technology and human values, surveying, and computer programming.

In the second year of the Mining Transfer program you may apply to the University Admission Centre (UAC) for entry to either UNSW or UOW. Applications are subject to the normal admission requirements and offers are based on competitive assessment.

After transferring, your studies will include underground mining, surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine economics, mine planning, mine water, environmental impact and regulations and safety.

You can also elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Newcastle via UAC. Successful transfers may receive full credit for courses successfully completed within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program).

For more detailed information about the Bachelor of Engineering (Mine Transfer Program), please refer to the handbook.

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