Graduate Diploma of Mining
Federation University Australia - Online

Course outline

The Graduate Diploma in Mining was created with the working engineer in mind. Intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers already involved with the mining industry, it is expected to appeal particularly to civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and construction engineers, geologists, metallurgists, surveyors and other professionals with an interest in mining practice. This program will build upon the knowledge already gained from invaluable industry experience.

With a range of study modes available, from part time online learning to full time on campus study, this program can be tailored to suit your needs.

The program is designed for full-time study over two years or part-time study over a four year period either via online learning*or via block mode in the form of several full-time periods on campus of one week each, followed by assignments and practical work in the student’s place of employment.

Persons not wishing, or not able to, finish the program in minimum time may attend full or half sessions once or twice per year until the required number of courses have been completed.

*Domestic students only, international students are required to study full-time at the Mt Helen Campus.


To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it’s important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that’s ideally not more than two years old.
You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online <a href="
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Other requirements

Applicants must complete and submit Additional Details Form.

Admissions Criteria

Relevant degree or diploma or lesser qualification with significant industrial experience.


Applicant must be 16; Prior study; Questionnaire

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

• Construction engineer
• Geotechnical engineer
• Mine ventilation officer
• Planning engineer
• Sales engineer
• Consultant
• Mine manager
• Mining engineer
• Project engineer
• Site manager
• Engineer
• Mine safety engineer
• Open pit mining engineer
• Researcher
• Underground mining engineer
The specialised education received in this program will allow you to work at the highest levels within the resources and other related industries.
Mining Engineers work in all parts of the industry from feasibility studies through to mine design, to managing actual production and sales. Our graduates are found working in positions including: Mine Managers, Mine planning engineers, Ventilation officers and engineers, geotechnical roles, consultants and many other roles.
You will be responsible for planning the safest and most cost effective way of extraction of minerals from the ground, rivers or the sea bed and may be involved with designing, installing and supervising the use of mining machinery and equipment and for inspecting the progress of mining operations.
Mining Engineers are also tasked with protecting conditions for both people and the environment in the vicinity of mines


The Graduate Diploma of Mining program is recognised by AusIMM and accepted in some states as fulfilling all or part of the academic requirements for certain Mine Managers’ Certificates. Students interested in this aspect should contact the department in their own state to determine which combination of courses is most suitable for their needs.

Graduates may apply directly to Engineers Australia to undertake an individual assessment to assess eligibility for accreditation.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025
Regular offers will be made

Level of Qualification
Graduate Diploma in same area as undergraduate course
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Part time
Course Duration

4 years Part time