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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.

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 2016 QS World University Rankings, Curtin University ranked 19th worldwide 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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2017 BHP Billiton Mining Engineering & Metallurgical Engineering Scholarship

The BHP Billiton Mining Engineering & Metallurgical Engineering Scholarship has been developed by BHP Billiton in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support students that have demonstrated academic excellence and have chosen to study a Metallurgical Engineering or Mining Engineering degree at Curtin University.

The scholarship recognises BHP Billiton’s commitment to education in Western Australia.

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WASM 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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