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COURSE

Master of Engineering Science (Mining)

MC-MINING

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 produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation.

The course is suitable if you wish to gain specialist knowledge in mining engineering or are a graduate currently working within the mining industry and want to significantly upgrade your knowledge with a view to furthering your career in this field.

Individualised project topics are developed with a nominated supervisor. Career paths for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining companies or employment as consultants, academics and researchers.

Graduates may obtain employment within these sectors or further their current career in mining engineering in the minerals industry.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • apply scientific, engineering ,technological and management principles to mine development, plan and manage mining projects or mine geotechnical engineering projects extending the knowledge base through research
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine design, operational planning and management systems and processes or mine geotechnical design and develop suitable engineering processes and solutions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design or geotechnical engineering information from multiple sources
  • communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
  • apply information technologies and mining software tools to generate engineered solutions to mining and design problems and continuum and discontinuum modelling/software tools to generate engineered solutions to geotechnical design problems
  • demonstrate responsibility and self-learning and team-skills by applying critical reflection, evaluation and proactive managing and working in teams
  • identify the constraints and impacts of mine design and management decisions and geotechnical systems in the global environment and identify and apply local and best practice ethical and regulatory standards to design and management processes
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life and in the implementation of projects in a culturally diverse environment
  • work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community.

Why study Master of Engineering Science (Mining)

  • 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.

Career information

Careers for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers. Graduates can expect to obtain employment within these sectors or to further their current careers in mining engineering within the minerals industry.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • A recognised bachelor degree in mining engineering or a closely related discipline, with a course-weighted average of at least 65 percent or equivalent, OR
  • A graduate diploma in mining or a closely related discipline. 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.

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

Essential course prerequisites

Specifically, you require a minimum entry of a three-year Australian recognised degree in mining engineering or closely related discipline with a credit (65 percent) average or above in the final year. Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2019

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 200 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 fees for 2019

Fee year: 2019

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

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $19,400*
Total indicative course fee $77,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $38,700*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Studying at Curtin gave me experience at running real soil and rock tests at a geomechanics laboratory as well as working with underground mining simulators. I also loved Curtin’s ethical principles and social justice, the equality of opportunity in education and the well maintained and safe environment their campuses provided.

Mohammad Moridi

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MINING
  • CRICOS code: 078759G
  • This offering was last updated on: 21/09/2019