Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.
This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.
Mineral and Energy Economics
Masters by Coursework
- Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months 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.
Advance your mining career, specialising in economic, financial and management issues.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Broad career options
You can tailor this course to be business or technically oriented.
Building upon foundation business and mining studies, this course will prepare you for more senior management roles within the mining and energy sectors. You will complete a range of coursework units focusing on economic, financial and management issues as they relate to the resources sector.
This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theories. They will equip you with a range of analytical and managerial skills suitable for senior management and decision making roles in resources, mining and energy companies.
In the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Energy and Natural Resources) 2019, Curtin University is ranked number one in Australia and second in Oceania for its Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Take advantage of excellent networking opportunities with other resource sector professionals.
- Many of our graduates now occupy senior managerial or decision-making roles. Graduates have also used the degree to establish their own companies.
- We maintain close, collaborative links with the University of Chile which allows you to take some units in Santiago.
- Units are delivered in a flexible, block release format.
- Our courses are highly industry focused.
Our Master of Science in Mineral and Energy Economics, which teaches sector-relevant analytical and managerial skills, was ranked the 6th best economics master degree in Australia in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Economics 2016.
What you'll learn
- examine and evaluate economic and financial models and trends that affect the minerals and energy sector
- analyse problems and issues that pertain to the mineral and energy sector and incorporate evidenced based solutions
- access appropriate database sources and evaluate and synthesise information from these and other sources to make valid and supported judgments about issues
- develop skills in communication to allow decision making in a business setting; recognise the different approaches needed to communicate with different audiences
- select and use appropriate software packages to manipulate , transfer, access and manage data
- develop skills in gathering and organising information from several sources and recognise and rectify own gaps in knowledge
- analyse the impact made by the mineral and energy sector on local and regional areas and how policies can alter that impact
- explore issues of land ownership and Indigenous Australians and the relationship between the land and resources
- recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes
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||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.
Read the application requirements for further detail.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$18,100*|
|Total indicative course fee||$50,800*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$38,500*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 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.
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- Curtin course code: MC-MERGEC
- CRICOS code: 072466C
- Last updated on: November 5, 2019