Current project

Applications now open for VIP 2022 via a wait-list!


Academics will be in touch throughout the year to arrange an interview 

VIP Snapshot

Is the mining industry ready for the future? Explore robotics, IoT, blockchain, VR/AR and off-earth mining to change the way we mine and direct us into a sustainable future. 


ChallENG research goals

We’ll bring mining into the future to provide the most effective and sustainable solutions by: 

  • Revolutionising automation within the mining industry through designing and building an automated insect inspiring robot
  • Designing and developing wearable AR/VR PPE
  • Designing and developing an IoT Application to conduct environment monitoring
  • Providing new and valuable insight into the mining industry by developing and designing a full digital twin of a mine
  • Designing and conducting an off-earth mining feasibility study


MINEX VIP Team - Off Earth Mining Video


Desired Background

All degrees are welcome however, students specialising in the below areas are encouraged to apply.

Desired Research Areas Desired Skills
  • Automation
  • Mine Internet of Things
  • AR/VR Wearables
  • Off-Earth Mining
  • Mining Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Data Visualisation