University of Exeter has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our MEng Mining Engineering degree programme is truly multidisciplinary, including elements of civil and mechanical engineering, geology, metallurgy, economics, environmental management and health and safety.
It is also highly vocational, so in addition to lecture based study, the programme includes field trips, tours, a summer industrial placement and practical classes in surveying. You will generally spend your second year summer vacation gaining work experience anywhere from Australia to the UK and will often be paid for doing so.
The 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.
The Mining Engineering degree programme 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.
This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. An accredited MEng degree fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies.
Grade A in two Science subjects including Physics or Chemistry; or Grade A in AL Maths and GCSE Science required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010)
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL requirements: Engineering.
BTEC Extended Diploma (2016)
Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirements: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering.
Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will also be required to have Grade A at GCE AL in two Science subjects including Physics or Chemistry; or Grade A in AL Maths and GCSE Science.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade in two Science subjects including either Physics or Chemistry OR 13 L3 credits at Distinction grade in Maths and GCSE Science. Please also see our GCSE requirements.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Grade A in two Science subjects including Physics or Chemistry; or Grade A in Maths and GCSE Science required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 6 in two Science subjects including either Physics or Chemistry OR HL Maths and SL4 in a Science.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Grade A in two Science subjects including Physics or Chemistry; or Grade A in Maths and GCSE Science required.|
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|