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Have you ever stopped to think about how minerals are extracted from the earth, or what happens afterwards? Did you know that there are more minerals than those in the periodic table of basic elements impacting our everyday life? Mining is not just about coal, petroleum or gas. While mining encompasses all engineering disciplines, a degree in mining engineering will give you the skills to be part of Australia's largest industries. Study planning, design, testing, and the operation of open-cut and underground mines and get the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in class and at mining sites, where high-tech automation systems and smart mining engineering have already taken over.

In the competitive and ever-growing mining industry, you need a mining engineering degree that gives you effective training, problem-solving skills, and encouragement to innovate so you can stand out from the crowd. As the mining sector continues to evolve and the focus on sustainable extraction grows, be part of the future with a degree from UniSQ, and a mining engineer salary to match. 

While you study in anticipation of your career, you’ll be a part of UniSQ's vibrant and diverse community. At our physical campuses and online, studying with UniSQ is a chance to meet new people, develop your skills in a supportive environment and make valuable networking connections for the future. 

Explore UniSQ's Mining Engineering degrees

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What is mining engineering?
So much more than coal and gas extraction, studying mining engineering positions you at the leading edge of an industry that is constantly developing new technologies and solutions for the future. Smart mining techniques and automated machines are just some of the areas you’ll cover in our mining engineering courses, as you learn to plan, design, build, test and reiterate processes and technology. 
Why study mining engineering?
Like all of our engineering degrees, studying Mining Engineering at UniSQ puts you squarely in demand as a highly-skilled potential employee in one of Australia’s largest industries. While you prepare for your career in mining engineering, you can take advantage of our excellent on-campus facilities, supportive learning community and strong alumni connections, becoming a lifelong member of UniSQ graduates and students. 
What does a mining engineer do?
Mining engineers are responsible for supervising existing processes and developing new technologies for extraction at new and existing mines. As a mining engineer you’ll travel, be a part of establishing new mines and assessing their profitability, plan and design methods to optimise efficiency and safety at operating mines. A career in Mining Engineering can take you all over the world, working in a rapidly changing and ever-developing industry that commands attractive salaries and benefits. If you love solving problems, understanding the way things work and improving processes, you’ll love the challenges mining engineering has to offer.
Why study mining engineering with UniSQ?

When you enrol at UniSQ, you’re enrolling in one of the best mining degrees in Australia, at a university rated by the Good Universities Guide 2024, as 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries. Our strong connections with industry ensure you’re learning the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge and techniques, and give you great networking opportunities from your very first week with us. With flexible learning options and a reputation that precedes us, there’s no better place to start your career in mining engineering.

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