Master of Engineering Technology (Mining Engineering)

Advance your career as a professional mining engineer with the required analytical, technical and leadership skills. 
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

As a professional mining engineer you will oversee teams of engineering technologists and skilled trade staff to construct the designs you have created, and work at a theoretical level to isolate, analyse and define engineering outcomes.

Mining engineers are in high demand in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region and work in all parts of the industry including feasibility studies, mine design, and managing production and sales.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to become a member of Engineers Australia and seek managerial roles with private consultants, contracting companies, or federal, state and local government organisations.

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

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

UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
ENGIN3501, 15 credit points
SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
ENGIN3502, 15 credit points
MINE SURVEYING
ENGIN5511, 15 credit points
PRODUCTION DRILLING AND BLASTING
ENGIN5514, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ROCK MECHANICS APPLICATIONS
ENGIN2503, 15 credit points
SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
ENGIN3503, 15 credit points
ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION
ENGIN5503, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

ADVANCED ENGINEERING PROJECT 1
ENGIN5002, 30 credit points
MINE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
ENGIN5505, 15 credit points
ORE RESERVE ESTIMATION
ENGIN5507, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ADVANCED ENGINEERING PROJECT 2
ENGIN5003, 30 credit points
SMART ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES
ENGIN5508, 15 credit points
28 - 30 hours

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Candidates must possess a three year Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Engineering or Graduate Diploma of Mining degree to be eligible to enrol in the Master of Engineering Technology. Places will be allocated based on academic performance in the applicant’s undergraduate program. You may apply to enrol only in the stream (or discipline) which matches the stream (or discipline) in which you obtained your Bachelor's degree/s. This is stipulated by the regulations set by the accrediting professional body (EA).

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

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EY9

CRICOS code: 079928K (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).

Other study costs

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx. $60.00

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

Various pathways are available into our Engineering programs. For full details please visit our Engineering webpage.

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

For a candidate to be admitted into the program, they should not fail more than a course in every year of their undergraduate program.

Available places would be allocated based on the academic performance in the undergraduate program - normally completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to an Australian degree in the same area of study as the candidate wishes to undertake in the Masters program.  Applicants from other disciplines will be individually assessed and bridging programs may be offered.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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