Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Become a mining engineer responsible for planning the safest and most cost effective way of removing minerals, protecting both people and the environment.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) will equip you with the necessary communication, technical and problem solving skills required to meet the high demand for graduates in mining engineering in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Throughout the program, you will explore study areas in mineral deposit evaluation and processing, underground production systems, mine power and services, surface mining operations and mine environment and safety, to establish best practice in sustainable and safe mining.

As an added benefit, our Industry Placement Program, provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable and relevant workplace experience. Take part in a two-year professional development program and receive up to 26 weeks placement and an industry scholarship of up to $15,000.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) is a four-year program, accredited by Engineers Australia – the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

As an accredited mining engineer you can work in government and private organisations, mining companies and consulting firms to design, install and supervise the use of mining machinery and equipment, inspect the progress of mining operations and work with geologists to investigate and carry out the extraction of ore bodies and mineral deposits.

If you wish to progress to further study, you may consider a Master of Engineering program.

  • Construction engineer
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Mine safety engineer
  • Mine ventilation officer
  • Mining engineer
  • Open pit mining engineer
  • Planning engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Researcher
  • Sales engineer
  • Site manager
  • Underground mining engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineral processor

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
ENGIN1001, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
ENGIN1002, 15 credit points
MATERIALS IN ENGINEERING
ENGIN1003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DRAFTING
ENGIN1004, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
ENGIN1005, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING COMPUTER MODELLING
ENGIN1006, 15 credit points
SECRETS OF THE MATRIX
MATHS1005, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

MECHANICS OF SOLIDS
ENGIN2301, 15 credit points
MINE POWER AND SERVICES TECHNOLOGY
ENGIN2501, 15 credit points
ROCK FRAGMENTATION
ENGIN2502, 15 credit points
MODELLING CONTINUOUS CHANGE
MATHS2016, 15 credit points

Semester 2

THERMOFLUIDS
ENGIN2304, 15 credit points
ROCK MECHANICS APPLICATIONS
ENGIN2503, 15 credit points
MODELLING AND CHANGE (ADVANCED LEVEL)
MATHS3001, 15 credit points
PLANET EARTH
SCGEO1103, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

ENGINEERING SURVEYING
ENGIN3204, 15 credit points
UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
ENGIN3501, 15 credit points
SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
ENGIN3502, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
ENGIN3503, 15 credit points
ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION
ENGIN5503, 15 credit points
ECONOMIC GEOLOGY
SCGEO2105, 15 credit points

Year 4

Semester 1

ENGINEERING PROJECT 1
ENGIN4001, 30 credit points
MINE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
ENGIN5505, 15 credit points
MINERAL PROCESSING I
SCMET3100, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING PROJECT 2
ENGIN4002, 30 credit points
SMART ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES
ENGIN5508, 15 credit points
MINERAL PROCESSING II
SCMET3200, 15 credit points
16 hours per week

This program requires a total of 480 placement hours, across 12 weeks.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.

If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Chemistry, any Information Technology or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

www.federation.edu.au/seas

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510181 (Mt Helen)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EG8

CRICOS code: 085619F (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Candidates seeking alternate entry can consider the following options:

  1. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths. On successful completion of FAST, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths, students can apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) for Semester 1. (The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) is unlikely to offer a mid-year intake).
  2. Enrol in single courses such as MATHS1001 Modelling and Change or MATHS1005 Secrets of the Matrix to demonstrate ability to be successful on the program.
  3. Apply for the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (FedUni TAFE, Ballarat) which offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education and a number of credits towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB)

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

Manoj Khandelwal