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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Mining engineering is concerned with extracting and processing ores from the earth. It requires the use of mathematics, computer applications, physical sciences including geoscience, and economics to be able to manage mining operations from exploration to the final processing stage.

Study in mining engineering at Monash is a combination of theory and practice, is essentially problem-based, and has significant input from the mining sector. It includes mine design and operation, both surface and underground, ventilation systems, mineral processing, mine feasibility and environmental aspects. This requires a wide range of skills relating to technology, finance, people and the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainable development so that the environmental footprint of mining is minimised.

Mining engineers work with a wide range of people, both professional and non-professional. Good communication skills are therefore essential.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

Single degree

  • 4618 Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Honours)

Progression to further studies

Postgraduate study is also available in this area of study in the following courses:

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy