Graduate Diploma of Mining

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Graduate Diploma in Mining was created with the working engineer in mind. Intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers already involved with the mining industry.

Designed for

Mining engineers, other scientists and engineers

Structure

240 credit points, 16 courses.

Subjects

  • Engineering Physics
  • Mine Surveying
  • Company Economics and Finance
  • Modelling and Change (Introductory Level)
  • Surface Mining Operations and Equipment
  • Mine Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Secrets of the Matrix
  • Planet Earth
  • Underground Production Systems
  • Materials Handling and Hoisting
  • Rock Mechanics Applications
  • Mine Planning and Scheduling
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Power Supply and Drainage
  • Production Drilling and Blasting
  • Tunnelling and Mine Development.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)

Recognition

The course has been accepted in some states as fulfilling all or part of the academic requirements for certain Mine Managers' Certificates. Students interested in this aspect should contact the department in their own state to determine which combination of units is most suitable for their needs. Graduates may apply directly to Engineers Australia to undertake an individual assessment to assess eligibility for accreditation.

Study pathways

Students can continue their study with a Master of Mining Engineering

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $44,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $46,620 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

The program for domestic students is designed for full-time study over two years or part-time study over a four year period either via online learning or via block mode in the form of several full-time periods on campus of one week each, followed by assignments and practical work in the student's place of employment. Persons not wishing, or not able to, finish the program in minimum time may attend full or half sessions once or twice per year until the required number of courses have been completed. Completion in one year of full-time study is possible following consultation with the program coordinator.

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