Double Major Overview

Description

Mining engineers are responsible for the extraction of minerals from the ground using surface and/or underground mining techniques. They are involved in activities such as deposit evaluation, mine design, mine production and waste disposal. Mining Engineering at UWA produces skilled engineers with an emphasis on the analysis, design and optimisation of complete mining operations (systems) from extraction of the ore to delivery of the final product. The Mining Engineering major covers geology, finance and management, as well as detailed knowledge of surface mining, underground mining, rock mechanics and mine design.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) design the most appropriate mining approach for any deposit, based on the available data and acknowledging the associated limitations and risks.; (2) select the most appropriate operating strategy for any mining organisation,

including the technical, economic, practical, social and environmental factors, risks, constraints and limitations; (3) select the most appropriate mining technique for any operation, considering technical applicability, costs and safety; (4) select the most appropriate mining equipment for any operation, and accurately plan its productivity and operating

costs; (5) demonstrate professional knowledge and associated skills in Mining Engineering, including strong communications skills, and awareness of internal/external risks and constraints.; and (6) demonstrate the ability to contribute to future directions of mining practice.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science

Courses

Mining Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDC-EMINE when selecting this as their extended major.

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Mining Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or equivalent
S2 EART1104 Discovering Earth None
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Incompatibility
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S2 GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Co-requisites
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units

Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
a scaled score greater than
or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent
or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
S1, S2 ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Incompatibility
ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
S1 GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics
S1 GENG2009 Principles of Geomechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3009 Geomechanics
S2 GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
S2 MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering
Prerequisites
GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
and GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
and Enrolment in
( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3011 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
NS GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
S1 MINE3401 Underground Mining 1
Prerequisites
MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE4401 Underground Mining 1
S2 MINE3404 Rock Mechanics
Prerequisites
CIVL2009 Principles of Geomechanics (ID 8046)
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044)
and MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering (ID 8009)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE4404 Rock Mechanics (ID 2620)
S1 MINE3405 Mineral Resources
Prerequisites
GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
and MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering (ID 8009)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE4405 Mineral Resources (ID 2624)
NS MINE3406 Geotechnology of Mine Waste
Prerequisites
GENG2009 Principles of Geomechanics
and MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering (ID 8009)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE4406 Geotechnology of Mine Waste (ID 2626)
S1 MINE3503 Surface Mining
Prerequisites
MINE2001 Fundamentals of Mining Engineering (ID 8009)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE4503 Surface Mining (ID 2616)

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (54 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 GENG4403 Extractive Metallurgy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Chemical Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or Mining Engineering specialisation
or or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
and ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points including level 3 24 points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and Successful completion of
48 points of level 4/ level 5
Incompatibility
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
S1, S2 GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or Enrolment in
62530 Master of Data Science
or Enrolment in
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

and Successful completion of
120 Points )
S1, S2 GENG5507 Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
N/A MINE4001 Mining Engineering Services
Prerequisites
GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and MINE3401 Underground Mining 1 (ID 8078)
and MINE3503 Surface Mining (ID 8080)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 MINE4502 Underground Mining 2
Prerequisites
MINE3401 Underground Mining 1 (ID 8078)
and MINE3405 Mineral Resources (ID 8079)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MINE5502 Underground Mining 2 (ID 2615)
S1 MINE5501 Mining Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and MINE4503 Surface Mining
and MINE4401 Underground Mining 1

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and MINE3503 Surface Mining
and MINE3401 Underground Mining 1
S2 MINE5551 Mining Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and MINE4401 Underground Mining 1
and MINE4405 Mineral Resources

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and MINE3401 Underground Mining 1
and MINE3405 Mineral Resources
and MINE3503 Surface Mining