Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)
480540 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Mining engineering is the design, supervision, and management of open cut and underground coal, mineral and metal mines and their associated infrastructure. Mining is still one of Australia's leading wealth producers and mining engineers are needed not just in Australia but in many other parts of the world.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) is offered in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong. The program is comprised of 320 units, with 160 units completed at the University of Newcastle, and the remaining 160 units completed at either the University of New South Wales or University of Wollongong.
This program gives students a sound understanding of fundamental civil and mining engineering concepts in preparation for a career as a professional engineer. This program develops the skills needed to design, construct and manage mining projects and the associated infrastructure.
Students effectively complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) program at the University of Newcastle. Within these years students will study mathematics and physics as well as structural and environmental mechanics, geomechanics, technology and human values, surveying, and computer programming. After transferring, studies will include underground mining, surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine economics, mine planning, mine water, environmental impact and regulations and safety.
Mining engineers design, construct and manage mining projects and the associated infrastructure. Many career opportunities exist in Australia and internationally. Typical areas of expertise include open cut and underground hard rock mining, mine management, drilling, blasting, planning and environmental planning.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Please note: This program is not available to International Students.
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above)
Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage.
As students are not awarded their degree by the University of Newcastle, it is not possible to grant credit to students undertaking this program.
This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations.
Not available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) is comprised of 320 units, with 160 units completed at the University of Newcastle (Callaghan Campus), and the remaining 160 units completed at either the University of New South Wales or University of Wollongong. Students will need to transfer their studies to either the University of New South Wales, or University of Wollongong. Students may also choose to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at The University of Newcastle. Regardless of the transfer chosen, students must apply through UAC. Applications must be submitted the year before students actually need to actually transfer. Details of the UAC application process may be obtained from the Universities Admissions Centre (http://www.uac.edu.au).
Students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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