Master of Mine Geotechnical Engineering

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

The Master of Mine Geotechnical Engineering is designed for those who work within the underground hard rock or underground coal mining industries, and who have responsibilities in the field of strata control. It has been specifically designed to cater for those professionals with both an engineering and a scientific background. Students study fundamental principles of rock mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, followed by a comprehensive coverage of practical strata control applications. For entry into the Masters program, students need to first complete the part-time Graduate Diploma. There are two plans offered: Underground Ground Control and Coal Mine Strata Control.


The program requires a total of 72 UOC. Students need to complete one of two specialisations: Underground Ground Control or Coal Mine Strata Control.


  • Underground ground control
  • Coal mine strata control

Standard entry requirements

Entry to the Masters in Mine Geotechnical Engineering is by satisfying the requirements of the UNSW Graduate Diploma in Underground Ground Control or UNSW Graduate Diploma in Coal Mine Strata Control with a minimum of 70% WAM and no course fails.

Study pathways

There is no direct entry path for this program, however, in rare exceptional circumstances, students who can demonstrate equivalent prior learning may be approved an alternative entry pathway by written permission of the Head of School or Director of Postgraduate Studies (Coursework).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington No

Fee comments

Campuses: Kensington.

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

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