Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Learn to mine in a sustainable and safe way, exploring mineral deposit evaluation and processing, underground production systems, mine power and services, surface mining operations and mine environment and safety. Launch your career in government and private organisations, mining companies and consulting firms. Engineering students can take part in a professional development program and usually receive a 400 hour placement and up to $15,000 industry scholarship. Discover more at www.federation.edu.au/ipp


This program consists of 480 credit points. Students will complete 30 core courses, and a zero credit point Engineering Professional Practice course.


  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Power and Services
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mineral Deposit Evaluation and Processing
  • Surveying
  • Surface and Underground Mining

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0
  • With no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.


This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Candidates seeking alternate entry can consider the following options: Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths. On successful completion of FAST, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths, students can apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) for Semester 1. (The Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours) is unlikely to offer a mid-year intake). Enrol in single courses such as MATHS1001 Modelling and Change or MATHS1005 Secrets of the Matrix to demonstrate ability to be successful on the program. Apply for the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (FedUni TAFE, Ballarat) which offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education and a number of credits towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $116,800 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $116,800 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Students must obtain at least twelve weeks of suitable practical experience before being eligible to graduate. This experience should expose the student to professional engineers and engineering technologists carrying out their typical duties. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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