Master of Mining Engineering

Federation University Australia

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

Mining engineers are in high demand in our region and often enjoy excellent income rates. Make the most of our program's flexibility, which allows you to work full time while studying. You'll become a highly skilled mining engineer as you learn advanced concepts and skills across arange of mining engineering subjects. You can also focus on an area of interest with a research component. Plus, you can be confident knowing that students rated our teaching quality and their overall satisfaction with our post graduate engineering courses above average compared to other Australian universities. We'll guide you through the fundamental engineering concepts at an advanced level, explore technical systems, apply the visualisation of three-dimensional space and discover your responsibilities in relation to the environment and sustainable development. Once you graduate, you can look forward to working as a consultant, a mine planning engineer, in feasibility studies and more.

Designed for

Mining engineers


  • 180 credit points
  • 8 electives
  • 3 courses that involve a major project to be undertaken and thesis to be written and presented.


  • Students must complete a research project comprising the following three courses: Research Project 1 - Research Methodology
  • Research Project 2
  • Research Project 3 8 elective courses taken from the following list: Mine Power Supply & Drainage
  • Production Drilling & Blasting
  • Tunnelling & Mine Development
  • Underground Production Systems
  • Materials Handling & Hoisting
  • Company Economics & Finance
  • Rock Mechanics Applications
  • Ore Reserve Estimation
  • Surface Mining Operations & Equipment
  • Mine Safety & Environmental Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Planning and Scheduling
  • Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • Advanced Rock Breakage
  • Mine Environment Engineering

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must possess a three or four year degree in Mining Engineering, or have completed a Graduate Diploma of Mining from the Federation University Australia, the Western Australian School of Mines or the University of New South Wales. Alternatively candidates must possess a four-year degree in Mining Engineering, from a college or university recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as awarding degrees that are comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree. Candidates for admission must have demonstrated a high level of academic performance.


Graduates communicate directly with Engineers Australia to go through an individual assessment process.

Study pathways

Candidates for admission to the program are eligible to seek advanced standing in the program, in accordance with existing University regulations. For this program the maximum number of exemptions permitted will be four 15-credit point courses. Studies used as the basis for claims for advanced standing must normally be graduate studies and must not have been used to meet the requirements of another award. They will normally have been completed within a period of five years prior to the date of application for advanced standing.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,200 Yes
  • Full-time internal - 1.5 years
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