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.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 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.
Levels 2, 3 and 4
Parts C, D. Mining engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)
- Mechanics of solids
- Geomechanics I
- Deep earth processes
- Advanced engineering mathematics
- Fixed plant engineering
- Project, risk and safety management
- Rock mechanics
- Resource estimation
- Surface mining systems
- Underground mining
- Blasting and fragmentation
- Mine planning and scheduling
- Design and feasibility project
- Mineral processing
- Project A
- Project B
- Instrumentation, automation and asset management
Part E. Elective study (36 points)
Single degree students complete a. and b. below:
- 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 minorengineering-approved minor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-beng-approved-minors.html) 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 the course adviser
- 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives 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
- Sediments and basins
- Ore deposit geology
- Applied geophysics
- Energy and the environment
- Environmental impact assessment and management systems
- Mechanics of fluids
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 courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.