- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 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



NOTE: This specialisation has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2018. For details of changes, please consult the Handbook change register.

Resources and mining engineers design and implement systems that supply the natural resources required for modern industry and society. This includes both physical (eg. minerals, metals and other commodities) and energy resources (eg. solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal resources). You will obtain knowledge in resources and mining engineering, along with highly transferable leadership, project management and communication skills.


Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Resources and mining engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • CIV2206 Structural mechanics
  • CIV2242 Geomechanics 1
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • EAE2511 Deep earth processes
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • RSE2010 Fixed plant engineering and project management
  • RSE3010 Mine geotechnical engineering
  • RSE3020 Resource estimation
  • RSE3030 Ventilation for surface and underground spaces
  • RSE3040 Mining systems
  • RSE3060 Rock breakage
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4211 Project B
  • ENE4042 Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • RSE4010 Mine planning and scheduling
  • RSE4020 Mine design and feasibility project
  • RSE4040 Mineral processing
  • RSE4120 Instrumentation, automation and asset management

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
    • the remaining two units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty (if the first two units in the minor were completed at level 1)
    • level 2 or 3 units from the list of technical electives below
    • other electives chosen in consultation with the course adviser
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

Resources and mining engineering technical electives

  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • EAE2522 Earth surface dynamics
  • ENE2021 Energy and the environment
  • MEC2405 Thermodynamics
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing 1
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics 2
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • ENG3101 Engineering education placement
  • RSE3141 Solar energy
  • RSE3241 Hydropower
  • RSE3242 Geothermal energy
  • RSE3243 Bioenergy
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4288 Water treatment
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • MTE4593 Materials and sustainability
  • An approved engineering technical elective chosen in consultation with the course adviser

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.