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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining Engineering) | 2017
Mining Engineers are professionals who apply science, geoscience, engineering and technology to the efficient exploration and extraction of minerals from the earth, turning raw materials into valuable products. The other important area is mining safety, where knowledge of mine design and practices ensures the safety of workers, efficient extraction, and remediation at the end of the mine's life.
Following the first year of core subjects the course focuses on mining engineering and the design of engineering structures, with emphasis on mining methods, ventilation, environmental engineering, rock mechanics, computer applications, mineral beneficiation, mining economics and industrial management. The final sessions of the course are professionally orientated with the inclusion of subjects such as Mine Planning, Occupational Health and Safety aspects of Mining, Mine water, Geostatistics and the Environmental Impact of Mineral Operations.
The degree can be combined with Environmental or Civil Engineering in second year. Double degrees are also available.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|ENGG102||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics||6||Autumn|
|ENGG103||Materials in Design||6||Autumn|
|ENGG105||Engineering Design for Sustainability||6||Autumn|
|MATH141||Foundations of Engineering Mathematics||6||Autumn, Spring|
|ENGG100||Engineering Computing and Analysis||6||Spring|
|MATH142||Essentials of Engineering Mathematics||6||Spring, Summer 2017/2018|
|PHYS143||Physics For Engineers||6||Spring|
|ENGG251||Mechanics of Solids||6||Autumn|
|ENGG252||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||6||Autumn|
|MATH283||Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics||6||Autumn|
|MINE211||Surface Mining Methods||6||Autumn|
|MINE220||Underground Mining Methods||6||Spring|
|EESC252||Geology for Engineers I||6||Spring|
|Plus: ONE elective as specified below6 Spring|
|MINE322||Foundations of Mine Planning||6||Autumn|
|Plus: TWO electives as specified below6Autumn, Spring|
|ENGG461||Managing Engineering Projects||6||Autumn|
|MINE411||Health & Safety in Mines||6||Autumn|
|MINE422||Mine Planning and Development||6||Spring|
|ENGG454||Professional Experience||0||Annual, Autumn, Spring|
|Complete one of the following research options (ENGG453 is compulsory for Scholars students).|
|ENGG452||Thesis A||12||Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
|ENGG453||Thesis B||18||Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
|Plus electives as specified below|
|Electives listed below*|
|For students in ENGG452: 3 electives from List A and 2 elective from List A or B|
|For students in ENGG453: 2 electives from List A and 2 from List A or B|
|CHEM103||Introductory Chemistry For Engineers||6||Autumn|
|CSCI291||Programming for Engineers||6||Autumn|
|MINE313||Mine Power and Transport||6||Not available in 2017|
|MINE434||Computer Applications in Mining Engineering||6||Autumn|
|CIVL201||Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering||6||Spring|
|CIVL392||Computational Methods in Engineering||6||Not available in 2017|
|CIVL462||Principles of Foundation Engineering||6||Autumn|
|ENVE410||Site Remediation Engineering||6||Spring|
|ENVE220||Water Quality and Ecological Engineering||6||Spring|
|ENVE221||Air and Noise Pollution Control Engineering||6||Spring|
|ENGG302||Infrastructure Systems||6||Not available in 2017|
|ENGG439||Engineering Logistics and Operations Management||6||Spring|
|ENGG440||Strategic Management of Engineering||6||Autumn|
|ENGG457||Engineering Project B||6||Spring|
|ENGG446||Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment||6||Not available in 2017|
|ENGG447||Advanced Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability||6||Autumn|
|ENGG448||Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries||6||Not available in 2017|
|ENGG477||Ocean Engineering||6||Not available in 2017|
|ECON100||Economic Essentials for Business||6||Autumn, Spring|
|ECON102||Economics and Society||6||Autumn, Spring|
|EESC204||Introductory Spatial Science||6||Autumn, Spring|
|EESC306||Resources and Environments||8||Spring|
|PHYS295||Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe||6||Spring|
|SPAN151||Spanish for Beginners 1||6||Autumn|
|or other approved General Elective.|
* Electives may not be available every year - check subject timetable.
** Scholars students must complete this subject. 18 credit point thesis is equivalent to the 12 credit point thesis and one 6 credit point elective.
UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world 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 its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.