Associate Degree of Engineering (Mining Engineering)
- CRICOS: 054271G
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 16 units
- 2 year/s or part-time equivalent
Become part of the mining industry
USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Mining) has been developed as part of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project established by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). This degree will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or be a stepping stone to further study.
You will study planning, design, testing, and the operation of open-cut and underground mines, but also get the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in class and at mining sites.
Topics include fundamental mathematics, applied mechanics, material science, engineering design, geology, geomechanics, construction, surveying, mining technology and mine planning.
Mining is one of Australia’s largest and most exciting industries and gives you the option to work in some of Australia’s most exotic locations.
With your skills gained at USQ explore careers in planning mining developments, designing pit and waste areas, scheduling excavation and haulage processes, controlling and monitoring mining operations and production.
Graduates of the Mining Engineering major are eligible to apply for Associate Grade membership of Australiasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.Residential schools
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics B. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
NOTE: The semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study.
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.