Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Mining

Curtin University

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

This course is designed for those outside the discipline of mining engineering who wish to become knowledgeable in the specialist skills of the mining industry and in particular become familiar with mining engineering methods. It prepares students for positions in the mining industry, both operational and management, in both open-pit and underground work and partially satisfies the entry requirements for the postgraduate Master of Engineering Science (Mining) study. Students who intend to submit this course award in support of any application towards a State recognised qualification in Mining should confirm the suitability of the course and core units directly with the relevant State Authority prior to enrolment.

Designed for

Personnel outside the discipline of mining engineering


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


  • Students will study 200 credits of core units encompassing the key aspects of mining engineering skills and knowledge, across the breadth of the industry, including mineral exploration, mine planning, design, engineering, optimisation and management of mining operations.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.

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 This course is an exit award of the Master of Engineering Science (Mining).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Kalgoorlie Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

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