School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is changing. And so are we.

The University of Queensland (UQ) has a proud tradition of offering world-class teaching and research in mining engineering. UQ is committed to maintaining and developing these programs to serve the future needs of the Australian resource industry in changing technological, environmental and societal contexts.

In response to demands from industry and in our quest for sustainable education programs, we are restructuring the way we deliver mining engineering education to attract a diverse and talented cohort of students and to produce outstanding, industry-ready graduates for the Australian and international resources industry.

The proposed structural change to UQ’s delivery of mining engineering is anticipated to produce enough capable graduates to sustain the sector. 

A review of the current program was carried out in 2018 – 2019 in consultation with multiple industry partners and the Queensland Resources Council, and we are excited to announce our new approach to mining and resources engineering education.