Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.The course provides a knowledge and understanding of core areas of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. It is designed for non-metallurgy scientists or engineers who wish to pursue a career in the minerals industry as an extractive metallurgist.

Designed for

Graduates who wish to enhance their specialist metallurgical knowledge to improve their career prospects in the minerals industry


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require an Australian recognised bachelor degree in an engineering or science discipline, excluding extractive metallurgy or equivalent qualifications. Applicants with sufficient work or other relevant experience may be eligible, either through a not-for-degree pathway or direct entry.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Kalgoorlie Domestic: $29,244
International: $40,449
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

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