Graduate Diploma of Mineral Exploration Geoscience

Curtin University

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

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques used by geologists and others in exploring for and evaluating mineral and energy deposits. It assumes no prior geological knowledge, and is well suited for those who are already employed by or interact with the resources sector in finance, investment, administration or non-geological technical roles, and wish to gain a better understanding of the geoscience behind mineral and energy exploration projects.

Designed for

Those wanting an understanding of the techniques used by geologists in investigating mineral deposits


The course contains core units only. The final semester is composed of the mining industry project. Course materials are delivered online, supplemented by mail-out rock and mineral kits and face-to-face delivery during field-based sessions.


  • Mineral exploration geoscience

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • Or Graduate Certificate

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kalgoorlie Domestic: $53,400
No information available No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Curtin Course Code: GD-MINX

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