Australia and students 2

Australia is not only the land of milk and honey in terms of lifestyle and first world living, it seems it also boasts some of the top universities in the world to study mining engineering.

The Aussies are notoriously known for their easy going “you’ll be alright mate” attitude, as well as their love, obsession and competitiveness around sports. Australia is also famous for its natural wonders, its beaches and the outback, and not forgetting the national animal of Australia, the kangaroo, which springs to mind for many of us, when we think of Australia. Not surprising really, when you take into consideration that there are more kangaroos than humans in Australia.

It is also a land of extremes, not only in terms of the environment but its deadly snakes and spiders as well as its cute koalas and kangaroos. In Australia you will find some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, but hidden among them some of the most deadly jellyfish and sharks.

Australia also proudly features some world class universities. It is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English speaking world. The USA came in first, followed by the UK.

There is also good news for students considering a career in mining as out of the  top 5 mining schools listed by the QS World University Rankings by Subject released in 2017, Australia nabbed 3 out of the 5 spots. These being for  Curtin University, the University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales.


Curtin University is an innovative, global university known for its high impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for the jobs of the future. It has campuses in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. With its 2017 climb into the top percentiles of tertiary institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, it is a really good solid university to consider for those wanting to study mining engineering in Australia.

The University of Queensland, located in Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, also ranked among the world’s top universities is rich in tradition. It has been around for over a century and has a reputation for being one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions.

The University of New South Wales located in beautiful Sydney, was established in 1949, and is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. It also featured in the top 5 spots of the QS World University Rankings by subject for its mining engineering.

Published annually, the QS World University Rankings by Subject aims to help prospective students identify the best, most suitable universities world wide, in their chosen field.




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