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Applications for 2021 intake open 14 September 2020.

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form if you're interested in applying.

Spaces are limited!

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

Desired Background

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

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