Mining Engineering

Mining engineers work in all aspects of exploring, planning, extracting and processing minerals. Mining engineers also take a leading role in working with the community to produce a sustainable engineering solution with minimal environmental footprint.

Specialising in Mining Engineering, you will be industry ready with a diverse background in environment and sustainability, autonomous and remote technology solutions, project, safety and risk management, teamwork and leadership. You will have a practical approach to problem solving and a strong grasp of emerging technologies.

Possible careers

Equipped with a Monash Engineering degree many diverse and exciting career opportunities will be available to you. In particular some of the roles in the Mining sector include:

  • Mining Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Ventilation Officer
  • Drilling and Blasting Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Environmental Management Officer
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Health, Safety and Training Manager
  • Supply Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Mine General Manager

What our students say

Keely Simpson-Bull
I chose Mining Engineering because I have always had an interest in Earth science, and I wanted to be a part of developing new ways to make mining cleaner and safer. Mining is something that impacts everybody’s life, and I am excited to be a part of something so important.

Keely Simpson-Bull
Graduate Engineer
Rio Tinto

Harrison Rees
I have been lucky in that I have worked for companies such as WSP, Newcrest and Oz Minerals in my holidays. There is currently a huge demand for Mining Engineers. I love to travel and the Northern Territories and Canada are next on my list.

Harisson Rees
Bachelor of Resources Engineering (Honours)