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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 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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

UON program code: 40104

The mining engineering degree is comprised of two years’ study at UON. The remaining two years are undertaken at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) or the University of Wollongong (UOW).

You will complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) at UON and study courses in:

  • mathematics
  • structural and environmental mechanics
  • geomechanics
  • technology and human values
  • surveying
  • computer programming

In second year you may apply through the University Admission Centre (UAC) to complete your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) at UNSW or UOW. Applications are subject to the normal admission requirements and offers are based on competitive assessment.

After transferring, your studies and coursework will include:

  • underground mining
  • surface mining
  • blasting
  • geology
  • mine ventilation
  • mine economics
  • mine planning
  • mine water
  • environmental impact
  • regulations and safety

You can also elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)  and receive full credit for courses you have already completed.

Advanced study options

The University of Newcastle offers a suite of Master of Professional Engineering degrees so you can take your learning to the next level. In your Masters, you’ll deepen your technical skills, pursue your personal interests through a major project and specialise or broaden your skills through four more elective courses.

Master of Professional Engineering

Data from the Association of Professional Engineers Australia found that Masters degrees in engineering deliver an 18.7% wage premium when compared with a Bachelor degree.