2017 Undergraduate Courses
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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.

Course Structure 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(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
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
MINE211Surface Mining Methods6Autumn
MINE220Underground Mining Methods6Spring
EESC252Geology for Engineers I6Spring
Plus: ONE elective as specified below6 Spring
Year 3
MINE312Mine Ventilation6Autumn
MINE322Foundations of Mine Planning6Autumn
MINE324Mineral Processing6Spring
MINE323Mining Geomechanics6Spring
MINE333Resource Estimation6Spring
Plus: TWO electives as specified below6Autumn, Spring
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
MINE411Health & Safety in Mines6Autumn
MINE416Mine Valuation6Autumn
MINE422Mine Planning and Development6Spring
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
Complete one of the following research options (ENGG453 is compulsory for Scholars students).
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, 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
List A
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
CSCI291Programming for Engineers6Autumn
MINE313Mine Power and Transport6Not available in 2017
MINE434Computer Applications in Mining Engineering6Autumn
CIVL201Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering6Spring
CIVL392Computational Methods in Engineering6Not available in 2017
CIVL462Principles of Foundation Engineering6Autumn
ENVE410Site Remediation Engineering6Spring
ENVE220Water Quality and Ecological Engineering6Spring
ENVE221Air and Noise Pollution Control Engineering6Spring
ENGG302Infrastructure Systems6Not available in 2017
ENGG439Engineering Logistics and Operations Management6Spring
ENGG440Strategic Management of Engineering6Autumn
ENGG457Engineering Project B6Spring
List B
ECTE213Engineering Electromagnetics6Spring
ENGG446Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment6Not available in 2017
ENGG447Advanced Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability6Autumn
ENGG448Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries6Not available in 2017
ENGG477Ocean Engineering6Not available in 2017
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn, Spring
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
EESC204Introductory Spatial Science6Autumn, Spring
EESC306Resources and Environments8Spring
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
SPAN151Spanish for Beginners 16Autumn
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.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. 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 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. 

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 22 February, 2017