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- Graduate Diploma in 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.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Kalgoorlie
New to mining? This course teaches you how to extract minerals safely and efficiently.
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Highly ranked course
Curtin is ranked first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering. (QSWUR by Subject 2020)
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
This course will help you enter, and develop a detailed knowledge of the mining industry.
It will enable you to become knowledgeable in specialist skills, particularly mining engineering methods. It prepares you for operational and management positions, in both open-pit and underground work.
The Master of Engineering Science (Mining) is available for further studies upon completion of this course.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Our courses are designed for those outside the mining discipline, as well as for those already in the mining industry who wish to up-skill and/or develop specialist knowledge of mining engineering.
- These courses will prepare you for the responsibilities required of quarry or underground managers.
Graduates may be employed as underground and/or open pit mining engineers or quarry managers, or hold other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained.
What you'll learn
- apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
- think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
- evaluate, synthesise and contextualise information relevant to the discipline of mining engineering and communicate to stakeholders, using written or oral presentations and applying information obtained from mining software tools used to conduct mine feasibility studies.
- proactively demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection of mining in the global environment and applying best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
- work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community, work in teams
- A recognised bachelor degree in applied geology or civil, geological or geotechnical engineering, OR
- A recognised bachelor degree in surveying, or mechanical or metallurgical engineering plus relevant work experience. Candidates via this pathway will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.0|
- Pearson Test of English Academic:
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE):
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2021
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What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: GD-MINING
- CRICOS code: 003967J
- Last updated on: December 1, 2021