Graduate Diploma of Mining

Curtin University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,700
International: $37,200

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in applied geology or civil/geological/geotechnical engineering from a recognised institution. Some industrial experience is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor degree in surveying or mechanical/metallurgical engineering and relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Postgraduate Course Coordinator.

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

Mining

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 http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. This course is an exit award of the Master of Engineering Science (Mining).

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: GD-MINING. This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. The course can be studied externally. Candidates who have completed a mining-related undergraduate degree or who have minerals industry experience may be considered for mid-year entry.

Who for:

Personnel outside the discipline of mining engineering

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Mining Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kalgoorlie No info No Online
Kalgoorlie No info No Full time 1 year
Kalgoorlie No info No Part time 2 years

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