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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details



Faculty of Engineering



Mining engineering involves the extraction and processing of ores from the earth. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of exploring, planning, extracting and processing minerals, including environmental impact assessment and management; mine system design, management and economics; geology; and geomechanics.




Levels 2, 3 and 4

C,D. Mining engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

E. Elective study (36 points)

Students choose from the technical electives below for which they meet pre-requisites or choose units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty. Students wishing to choose other electives (that is, neither mining engineering electives nor those required to complete an approved minor) should consult their course advisor prior to doing so. Students completing a single degree should complete a minimum of 24 credit points of 3rd and 4th level technical electives from the list below. For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Mining engineering technical electives
  • EAE2522 Sediments and basins
  • EAE3526 Ore deposit geology
  • EAE3591 Geophysics
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids



Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.