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COURSE

Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy)

MC-METALG

TAUGHT BY: WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This course is designed to meet the needs of professional metallurgists with an undergraduate qualification in this field. It will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in extractive metallurgy and provide you with the knowledge and qualifications required to further your career in the minerals industry.

You will choose from a range of higher level coursework units to complement your educational background and career aspirations. You will also undertake project work which may involve research, field and laboratory work and you will complete a written report and/or dissertation on your findings.

Please note that this course includes three units that require you to attend laboratory sessions, totalling two or three days per semester, at the Kalgoorlie campus.

What you'll learn

  • apply extractive metallurgy knowledge, principles and concepts to the practice of the metallurgy profession including research at graduate level
  • demonstrate graduate level critical and creative thinking ability in the practice of the metallurgy profession
  • locate, evaluate and synthesise information and contextualise it to the practice of extractive metallurgy
  • use effective verbal and written communication at a professional practice level including appropriate sharing of professional information to a varied audience
  • evaluate and adopt appropriate metallurgical technologies for the benefit of the stakeholders
  • recognise that life-long and professional development activities are necessary to maintain currency in the application of metallurgical know-how and technologies
  • recognise and understand the need to apply and evaluate international best practice standards in the metallurgical workplace
  • recognise the impact and importance of cultural diversity in the implementation of metallurgical projects with a respect for cultural perspectives and practices
  • work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities including those in relation to sustainable and environmentally responsible practices; adopt a leadership role as required

Why study Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy)

  • These courses provide a professional conversion opportunity for non-metallurgy graduates.
  • Graduates enjoy enhanced employment opportunities.
  • Our courses are tailored to meet the needs of both students and industry.

Career information

Careers for extractive metallurgy specialists include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in extractive metallurgy or a closely related discipline, with a course-weighted average of 65 percent or above in the final year, or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant work experience, OR
  • A graduate diploma in metallurgy. Candidates applying via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning, OR
  • Other qualifications and experience at an equivalent level to the previous two pathways. Candidates applying via this pathway will only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

Course prerequisites

A three-year bachelor degree in extractive metallurgy or a closely related discipline with a credit average (65 per cent) or above in the final year, and at least two years of appropriate work experience. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered in your application.

The equivalent of one semester's worth of units may be taken from other universities such as the University of Queensland, towards this degree with the approval of the course coordinator. 

176

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Applicants holding a GradDipMetall(Curtin) can expect 200 credit points, or a Curtin BEng (Minerals Engineering), or equivalent, can expect 100 credit points of credit for recognised learning.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,200*
Total indicative course fee $74,400*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where you can study

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Kalgoorlie Campus

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-METALG
  • CRICOS code: 078760D
  • This offering was last updated on: September 25, 2018