UNSW Mining Engineering
The UNSW School of Mining Engineering is Australia's leading mining engineering educational institution. We work closely with industry, ensuring industry involvement in our courses, support for our students through scholarship programs, and collaboration on industry relevant research projects.
UNSW Mining Engineering is the largest provider of mining engineers, through our undergraduate program, supported and endorsed by the Minerals Council of Australia. We also offer the largest and broadest range of postgraduate mining engineering coursework programs in Australia, delivered flexibly in both short course block mode and increasingly via 100% distance delivery. Our world-class research provides innovative solutions to technically complex challenges, particularly in the areas of mining geomechanics, sustainable mining practices and mining systems and mineral processing.
Sustainable mining practices are of central importance to the long-term health of the industry and much of the School's research is conducted through, or in association with, The Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP) based at UNSW. Key areas of expertise and focus include mine site water, groundwater and seepage barriers, remote sensing to detect environmental impacts, subsidence and illegal mining, and climate change adaptation and mining, and carbon management. The School also boasts excellent facilities, including impressive computer labs and a custom-built, state of the art, 3D Virtual Reality Simulator. The simulator provides students and industry with an opportunity to explore potential hazards, test evacuation procedures and conduct feasibility studies, resulting in a cost-effective, low risk, high impact learning experience.