School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland proudly celebrated 60 years of operation in 2010 and continues to place itself at the centre of global and local challenges.

Our staff have a long and successful history of working with external partners to deliver benefits to industry and society through mining engineering research.
The strong contacts established between University academic staff and industry have furthered teaching and research possibilities through our collaboration with industry. Mining Education Australia (MEA) is an unincorporated joint venture between The University of Queensland, The University of New South Wales and Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. MEA was developed to deliver a common undergraduate course in mining engineering across Australia in response to increased demand for mining industry professionals in an environment of limited funding within the conventional university environment and a critical shortage of suitably qualified academic staff.
Our mining engineering program is the only one of its kind in Queensland and provides students with a range of quality resources, access to award winning teachers and a university experience like no other. Ongoing support from industry, research and government ensures our mining engineering program is world-class, industry relevant, and provides students with outstanding opportunities.
Students are encouraged to participate in field trips in third and fourth year as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining Engineering) program, gaining experience through their exposure to large-scale operations and senior management and technical staff.
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) provides students with options to study mining engineering in two different majors -