There are many career opportunities in various industries open to you when you have completed your studies.
Civil and resource engineers deal with people and mix technological science with management skills. The profession encompasses environmental impacts, financial management, legal obligations, technological management and industrial relations.
A mining degree from UWA (completion of the Engineering Science undegraduate major and the Mining specialisation in the Master of Professional Engineering) will put you among a group of highly sought-after professionals in one of the biggest industries in the world.
The minerals industry is Australia’s largest single exporter - contributing over 50% of the nation’s total. Australia’s mining industry is also large on a world-scale, with Australia ranking in the top three countries for supply of commodities such as gold, iron ore, lead, diamonds, nickel, mineral sands, alumina and zinc.
To remain as one of the world leaders in mining technology, the Australian industry is always looking at ways to mine smarter by applying cutting-edge innovations and technologies, saving money and the environment.
UWA graduates entering the mining industry can follow a career in many fields, and in many countries. These include (but are not limited to) working:
Graduates have the opportunity to:
Civil and Resource Engineers can also pursue careers in management companies, banking, finance or stock-broking, in research and development or in the government sector. Civil and Resource Engineers have some of the highest starting salaries of all UWA graduates.