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Mining Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Penryn, United Kingdom
The BEng Mining Engineering from The University of Exeter provides the knowledge and understanding of geology, rock mechanics, engineering design, economics, surveying, management and associated practical skills that will enable you to make a valuable contribution as soon as you are employed.
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The BEng Mining Engineering degree programme is taught by The University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM), which has been training mining engineers for more than a century and has an international reputation.

Many extractive industry operations around the world will have a CSM mining engineer somewhere within their staff and there is an active network of more than 1,000 graduates.

CSM is one of the best equipped departments of its kind in Europe. Our staff are actively involved in research and you will benefit from their cutting-edge knowledge and our research facilities. We are also the only university in the UK to have its own test mine for teaching and research.

Our degree programme is truly multidisciplinary, including elements of civil and mechanical engineering, geology, metallurgy, economics, environmental management and health and safety. They’re also highly vocational, so in addition to lecture-based study, the programmes include field trips, tours, a summer industrial placement and practical classes in surveying and in our test mine.


Global economic growth and increased demand for natural resources means there has been significant expansion of the minerals industry and there is now a significant worldwide shortage of new Mining Engineering graduates. Therefore, career opportunities for mining engineers are extremely good with extensive opportunities overseas particularly Australia, South America and Africa.

In addition there are opportunities in the UK varying from the quarrying industry through to tunnelling companies and the financial sector. Naturally, this comes with a very good salary which would typically be higher than that of its competitor sectors.

Some graduates opt to continue their training by undertaking taught postgraduate (MSc) courses in geotechnical engineering or computing or undertake research degrees (MPhil/PhD).


The BEng Mining Engineering degree programme is professionally accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Mining and Minerals Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Typical offer

  • AAB-BBB; IB: 34-30
Required subjects
  • GCE AL grade B in two science subjects including either Physics or Chemistry; or GCE AL Maths grade B and GCSE science; IB two sciences HL5 including either Physics or Chemistry or HL Maths and GCSE Maths grade C.
  • GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology*; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths*; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

*If more than one of these is taken they would only count as one 'science' but could count as two A-levels towards our general requirements.

Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    22950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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