21 months
49240 AUD/year
36480 AUD/year
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Undertake a flexible practical postgraduate degree designed for professionals working in mine sites in the underground hard rock or coal mining industry with this Mine Geotechnical Engineering course at the University of New South Wales.


In this program you'll receive a foundational education in fundamental principles of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, as well as practical strata control applications. This degree teaches you practical knowledge to become a mine strata control engineer.

The Master of Mine Geotechnical Engineering at the University of New South Wales degree is designed for professionals working at mine sites and are offered in a flexible delivery format; many are available in distance mode with a limited number of face-to-face workshops/sessions. Assessments include practical site-based assignments, group work, interactive work and presentations.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree teaches you practical knowledge to become a mine strata control engineer. Professionals within the mining industry intending to specialise in this field will choose this degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rock Behaviour for Underground Mining
  • Geotechnical Assessment for Underground Mining
  • Mining Excavations in Rock
  • Coal Mining Methods, Mine Planning and Applied Geomechanics
  • Ground Control Principles and Practice in Underground Coal Mining
  • Operational Geotechnical Management
  • Geotechnical Data Collection and Analysis
  • Hazard Identification, Risk and Safety Management in Mining
  • Technology Management in Mining

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to this program requires completion of the 5059 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Mine Geotechnical Engineering with a minimum 65% average with no fails.
  • In exceptional circumstances, students who can demonstrate equivalent prior learning may be approved an alternative entry pathway by written permission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49240 AUD per year during 21 months.
  • National

    36480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36480 AUD per year during 21 months.


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