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Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Transfer Program

The University of Newcastle

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Mining engineering is the design, supervision and management of coal, mineral and metal mines and their associated infrastructure, with minimal damage to environments. You will gain a sound understanding of civil and mining engineering concepts in preparation for a career as a professional engineer. There is no stand-alone qualification from this program of study, although students can elect to transfer into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle with full credit.

The first two years of this program are completed at the University of Newcastle, where students study mechanics, geomechanics, engineering, computations, surveying and materials, mathematics and physics.

The final two years of the program are completed at UNSW or the University of Wollongong, where studies include underground mining, surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine economics, mine planning, mine water, environmental impact and regulations and safety. Students intending to transfer will need to apply for admission through UAC prior to the year seeking enrolment. 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 wish to pursue a career in open-cut mining can do so with 482610 Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours).

Areas of study

Mining engineering with a focus on computer programming, geomechanics, mathematics, structural and environmental mechanics, surveying and technology and human values.

Career opportunities

Underground mining engineer, strategic mine planning engineer, mining engineer, mining superintendent, development superintendent.

Professional recognition

If you complete your degree in Mining Engineering at UNSW or UOW, or the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle, you will qualify for professional recognition through Engineers Australia – enabling you to work as a professional engineer almost anywhere in the world.

Practical experience

Your practical experience will be in the final two years of study, to be undertaken at your chosen transfer university.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.