2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining and Materials Engineering) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Course Structure 

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
ENGG102Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics6Autumn
ENGG103Materials in Design6Autumn
ENGG105Engineering Design for Sustainability6Autumn
MATH141Foundations of Engineering Mathematics6Autumn, Spring
ENGG100Engineering Computing and Analysis6Spring
ENGG104Electrical Systems6Spring
MATH142Essentials of Engineering Mathematics6Spring, Summer 2017/2018
PHYS143Physics For Engineers6Spring
Year 2
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
MECH203Mechanical Workshop Practice0Autumn
MATE202Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
MINE220Underground Mining Methods6Spring
MATE201Structure of Materials6Spring
MATE205Materials Characterisation Techniques6Spring
EESC252Geology for Engineers I6Spring
Year 3
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MINE312Mine Ventilation6Autumn
MINE211Surface Mining Methods6Autumn
MINE323Mining Geomechanics6Spring
MINE324Mineral Processing6Spring
MATE203Phase Transformations6Spring
MATE204Mechanical Behaviour of Materials6Spring
Year 4
MATE301Engineering Alloys6Autumn
MATE306Fracture, Failure and Degradation6Autumn
MATE381Experimental Methods and Computing6Autumn
MINE416Mine Valuation6Autumn
MINE322Foundations of Mine Planning6Autumn
MINE333Resource Estimation6Spring
MATE302Polymeric Materials6Spring
MATE303Ceramics, Glasses and Refractories6Spring
MATE305Primary Materials Processing6Spring
Year 5
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
MATE402Secondary Materials Processing6Autumn
MINE411Health & Safety in Mines6Autumn
MINE422Mine Planning and Development6Spring
MATE401Selection of Materials in Engineering Design6Spring
MATE304Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing6Spring
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students must complete ONE of the following two research options:
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) students must complete ENGG453:
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018

Please note that this double major in Mining and Materials Engineering requires students to complete more credit points (cp) that the 240cp for a standard engineering double major - it will require 258 cp with ENGG452 and 264 cp with ENGG453.  Any questions should be directed towards the Academic Program Director.

Credit Arrangements

Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research. 

Other Information

Academic Program Director

Mining - A/Prof Ernest Baafi email: ebaafi@uow.edu.au
Materials - A/Prof Yue Zhao email: yue@uow.edu.au

The Academic Program Director may change every session. Please contact the faculty for more information. 
Email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 February, 2017