Welcome to Mining Education Australia (MEA), a unique collaborative venture that delivers the majority of Australia’s annual graduates from mining engineering degree programmes.
MEA comprises the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and Curtin University. These four universities deliver a common curriculum for years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering.
MEA is an initiative of and supported by, the Minerals Council of Australia (through its Minerals Tertiary Education Council), membership of which includes many of Australia’s leading mining and mining services companies.
This combination of Australia’s four leading mining engineering universities, supported by its mining companies, provides an unequalled environment in which to study for a degree in an engineering discipline that will lead to an exciting and rewarding career in an industry that will continue to play a significant role in Australia’s economy and in the development and support of economies throughout the world. Mining Engineering graduates are also among the highest paid graduates with the highest rates of employment.
Whilst MEA students enrol at, and graduate from, one of the four member universities, they have the benefit of the combined teaching and research expertise of staff from all four universities. MEA students can also collaborate on projects with their counterparts from the other partner universities.
Industry also benefits from a common curriculum informed by a much greater concentration of staff, educational resources, research expertise and industry experience than could be provided by individual universities.
Professor Steve Hall
Executive Director of Mining Education Australia