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.
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)
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.
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. During the admission process, adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.
Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test
Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.
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.
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 for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
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 by first applying through the University Admission Centre (UAC). Applications must be submitted the year before students actually need to transfer. Details of the UAC application process may be obtained from the Universities Admissions Centre. Admission to both universities is competitive, and applicants must satisfy the individual institution’s admission requirements at the time of application. Admission to the University of Newcastle does not guarantee admission to UNSW or the University of Wollongong. Students are also advised to contact these universities and obtain additional information.
Students who instead wish to transfer to the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle will need to apply for an internal transfer to change their program of study. Details of the internal transfer process including the application dates can be found on our website here.
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 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.
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.
- 2017-2020 Semester 1 Program Plan 279.7 KB
- 2017-2020 Semester 2 Program Plan 190.6 KB
- 2021 Semester 1 Program Plan 167.2 KB
- 2021 Semester 2 Program Plan 153.9 KB
- Transition Arrangements 2021 324.1 KB
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 documents" section, in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).
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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Complete all of the following core courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CIVL1100||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics||10 units|
|CIVL1200||Earth Systems||10 units|
|ENGG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|ENGG1500||Introduction to Professional Engineering||10 units|
|MATH1110||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1||10 units|
|MATH1120||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2||10 units|
|PHYS1205||Fundamentals of Engineering Physics||10 units|
|SURV1200||Introduction to Surveying||10 units|
|CIVL2060||Numerical Methods||10 units|
|CIVL2130||Theory of Structures 1||10 units|
|CIVL2240||Civil Engineering Materials||10 units|
|CIVL2282||Introduction to Geomechanics||10 units|
|CIVL2720||Transportation Engineering and Design||10 units|
|ENGG2100||Engineering Risk and Uncertainty||10 units|
|ENGG2300||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||10 units|
|ENGG2500||Sustainable Engineering Practice||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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