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Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering

Mining and Metallurgy is located at both Curtin's Bentley campus and in the dynamic city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in the heart of the Western Australian gold and nickel industry.

Curtin is ranked #2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject)

The emphasis in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy is on teaching and research focused toward mining and metallurgical processing operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into metallic; refining and processing to produce high performance materials for applications from consumer products to auto mobiles, aerospace and electronics.

The department prepares highly qualified, rigorously trained mining/metallurgical engineers, whose background and education reflect the current level of technology and thought in the profession. The department is committed to providing students with a wide array of resources to enhance their academic and professional development as well as increase their employment opportunities.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Curtin ranked 2nd in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering.

Possible careers

  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Minerals engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining engineer
  • Mine manager
  • Consulting engineering
  • Mining company director

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WA School of Mines Alumni

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WA School of Mines Alumni support all graduates who have studied within the School. They also offer networking, mentoring and scholarships for current students.

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The Business of Mining Mooc

Learn the theory behind running a mine and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation.

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