Shape your Future with a career in minerals and energy

Choosing a career in minerals and energy allows you opportunities to explore the world.  Be a part of shaping the future of our planet, the future of innovation, minerals and energy resources and of technology. Make your next move to invest in a career that matters and explore the endless possibilities of innovative ideas that can really make a difference.


The Associate Degree of Engineering has been developed in collaboration with industry and is endorsed by the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) program, established through the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC). The Mining Major in this degree delivers opportunities to work with mining technology, surveying and planning. The flexible study mode of the Associate Degree of Engineering is designed to allow students to work full time while undertaking the course. Making it ideal for those working in the mining industry who are looking to progress in their career.

Lead from the front with our Resource Systems major within our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-Op Engineering) courses.  You will cover a range of contemporary technologies emerging in the mining and resource industry including industrial automation, data science and remote sensing. You will also learn about sustainable mining concepts that may lead you to opportunities within and beyond the resource industry in long-term planning and design, waste minimisation, renewable energy, and energy recovery. CQUniversity’s Engineering degrees promote progress toward the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Both undergraduate courses include hands-on learning with real-world projects in the first year. This gives you the opportunity to develop key networks and gain valuable experience.

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CQUniversity has proudly partnered with Queensland Resources Council and QMEA to bring to you the Shape your future / Innovate our world initiative.  Study with CQU and be a part of shaping the future of our planet, innovation, mining, energy, technology as well as everyone’s life!

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