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ATAR cut-off
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

UON program code: 40104

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) (pre 2017)

Program handbook


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.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.


Information correct as at19th Sep 2017 3:32pm
Program code40104
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
ATAR (2017)
Callaghan Campus80.00-

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Program requirements

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 (Honours) (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 ( ).

Practical experience will be in the final two years of study, which will be at the student's chosen transfer university. Through their work placement, students build important professional networks and put their learning into practice.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.

Students may choose to undertake PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1 in lieu of PHYS1205 with program convenor approval. Additionally, students who have completed PHYS1210 who have transferred to a program that requires PHYS1205 can count PHYS1210 in lieu of PHYS1205.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Transition arrangements

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 "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete all of the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
CIVL1200Earth Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Fundamentals of Engineering Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1200Introduction to Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2040Engineering ProbabilitiesNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2060Numerical MethodsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2282Introduction to GeomechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online