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Mining Education Australia

Mining Education Australia is one program and one school delivering world class undergraduate education in mining engineering. A national education joint venture between the four major mining education providers in Australia; Curtin University of Technology, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland, and now The University of Adelaide, MEA is a world first in undergraduate mining education. MEA is an initiative supported by MTEC.

West Australian School of Mines (Curtin)

The Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) is located on both a regional Kalgoorlie Campus in the heart of Australia's mining industry and the Bentley (Perth) Campus of Curtin University of Technology. Since its foundation in 1902 it has earned a reputation for excellence in mining education and research, both locally and internationally.

WASM graduates are highly sought after by industry and consistently receive amongst the highest starting salaries of any graduates in Australia with virtually a 100% employment rate. Through their studies in Kalgoorlie, students gain detailed insight into the operation of the mining industry prior to graduation and most develop the independence, self-confidence and people skills necessary for a successful professional career. If you have an interest in science or engineering and wish to embark on an exciting, challenging and financially rewarding career in Australia's most economically significant industry, then a professional qualification from the Western Australian School of Mines will be the key to your future.

UWA School of Civil and Resource Engineering

UWA's School of Civil and Resource Engineering conducts a wide range of research projects at the forefront of all major areas of Civil and Resource Engineering. These projects are strongly linked with industrial needs and are largely funded by industry as well as various departments of the state and federal governments.
Our School has specialist research expertise and superb facilities supported by a team of enthusiastic and competent technical and administrative staff. Our postgraduate research also covers a variety of topics in the School's research areas.

University of Queensland School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering combines a world-class reputation with more than 60 years of excellence to remain at the cutting-edge of engineering education, research and expert consultation.

The School delivers a comprehensive program of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering studies, and has established an excellent reputation for the quality of its graduate training and research performance.
The School’s reputation for research excellence attracts academia from around the world. Our diverse research programs address the evolving needs of industry and society, and contribute to economic and social development. The School’s established research strengths in Hypersonics, Light Metals and Mining Technology are complemented by ongoing growth in areas such as composites, geothermal energy, metals manufacturing and rock mechanics.

The University of Adelaide School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) is one of the livliest, most diverse and interesting Schools in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Our undergraduate programs are accredited by Engineers Australia, and you will graduate prepared for a role in a challenging and fulfilling profession, with knowledge and skills that are much in demand.

University of New South Wales School of Mining Engineering

The School of Mining Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is Australia’s leading mining engineering educational institution – with a proud history and dynamic forward vision for mining education. We are the largest provider of mining engineers, through our undergraduate program, financially supported and endorsed by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). This MCA support comes through involvement in a unique national education partnership – Mining Education Australia (MEA), where we work collaboratively with the other three major mining universities in Australia. The support and close association with MCA ensures both the relevance and high academic standards of our program which delivers “globally-aware” mining engineers with a balanced combination of technical and management skills, together with appropriate social, cultural and community awareness.

University of Ballarat School of Science and Engineering

The University of Ballarat is Australia's only regional, multi-sector University. The University of Ballarat offers the best of both worlds combining a strong tradition of 137 years of tertiary education in Ballarat with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a relatively new University with close links to local industry and technology.
The School of Science and Engineering, situated at the university's Mt Helen, Ballarat campus is one of the oldest schools at the University. Highly qualified and dedicated staff support academic programs and research in the areas of earth, environmental, food, biomedical and technology sciences, with a reputation for excellence in its engineering streams.
Our courses are developed with the aim of producing graduates who have the knowledge and applied skills that are necessary to obtain employment in their chosen fields.

University of Melbourne School of Engineering

Founded in 1861, the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne is a growing, and vibrant community of scholars. The strength of our research, teaching and practice will help define engineering for the 21st century. Our engineering community drawn from over 100 countries, consists of 2700 students in coursework programs (nearly 700 at the Masters level) and more than 500 students in research training, all supported by over 400 PhD qualified researchers and teachers. Our network of alumni, nearly 25,000 strong, spans the globe.

The School is proactively leading collaborative and interdisciplinary research into contemporary societal problems. Our key projects include: the bionic eye; the sustainable city; artificial skin and the green internet. Our research-led engineering education provides our students with a flexible three tier curriculum. A broad 3-year Bachelor degree with an engineering major is followed by a 2 or 3 year Master of Engineering that introduces graduates into the engineering profession. Students can then opt for a 2 year research Masters or Phd of 3 to 4 years duration.

We invite you to explore our School to see how you can realise your career goals and share in the pursuit of engineering excellence in the service of humanity.

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