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The University of Western Australia Mining Engineering


The University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to rank 86 in the Top 100 Universities around the world (QS 2020). Our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research makes UWA competitive in a wide range of subjects.


UWA is also ranked 8th in the world for Clinical Medicine and ranks in the world's top 50 for Ecology, Mineral and Mining Engineering and Oceanography by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.


Mining Engineering Specialisation

Mining engineers are at the heart of our society, helping people around the world to have a better standard of living, by supplying essential commodities in a safe, and environmentally and ethically responsible manner.

The mining industry is the backbone of modern industrialised society, providing a sustainable supply of the minerals we need.


After all - if you can’t grow it, you have to mine it!

Mining Engineering encompasses all the processes involved in extracting ores from the earth. This includes activities such as deposit evaluation, mine design, mine production, and waste management.


The Mining Engineering specialisation at UWA integrates detailed knowledge of surface mining, underground mining, rock mechanics and mine design with exposure to geology, data science, finance, and management. You will acquire the skills needed to analyse and design the most suitable mining method for a project, the best people and equipment to use, and the most appropriate applications of the latest technologies. After graduation you will be ideally placed to pursue an exciting, well-rewarded career, able to travel throughout the world


Career outcomes
As a mining engineer you may work as a technical specialist with a service company, as a consultant (e.g. blasting, software), in mine management and production, in banking or finance, inresearch, or in the government sector.

Your career can take you anywhere in the world.

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