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Mining Engineering

Have you ever stopped to think about how minerals are extracted from the earth, or what happens afterwards? A degree in mining engineering will give you the skills to be part of Australia's largest industries. 

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • USQ’s programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia, and are recognised worldwide.

Career opportunities

Explore careers in planning mining developments, designing pit and waste areas, scheduling excavation and haulage processes, controlling and monitoring mining operations and production.

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