Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering


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

Our discipline area provides 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.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, Curtin University ranked 1st in Australia and 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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