Mining and Resources

Relevant majors: Applied Physics, Archaeology, Biodiversity, Chemistry, Geography, Geoscience, Palaeobiology

Relevant minors: Business, Statistics

  • The mining and resources industry is the largest employer of environmental professionals in Australia today.
  • The number of graduates from an environmental and geosciences background is rapidly growing, working across every stage of a mine. For example, when planning a new mine importance is placed on environmental management and testing, including water quality, sediments, rock cores, geographical information systems to urban and rural planning, which includes rehabilitating mine sites upon completion of work.