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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.

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Mineral and Energy Economics, Business Administration

Masters Double Degree


Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration
2 years, 6 months full-time


Advance your understanding of resource management and business in this combination of the Master of Science and MBA.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2019. If you plan to commence study in 2020, please view the planned offering.

With the advantage of combining a specialisation in either Energy Economics or Mineral Economics with the Curtin MBA, the 450-credit MSc(MEE)/MBA is becoming a popular choice for students with experience in the resources area wanting consolidation of their business and management skills.

Students are streamed according to their undergraduate background into non-technical/business or technical/business options.

Reasons to choose Curtin for this course

DMEE offers one of only four Mineral and Energy Master of Science courses internationally and our student cohort represents 30 different countries. Originally established with the University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in the prominent mining town of Kalgoorlie (with which it maintains strong linkages), DMEE is now housed within the CGSB in Perth’s central business district. This complements the CGSB’s reputation as a leading provider of graduate management and leadership education with particular expertise in resources and energy markets.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Study at our city campus located in the heart of the Perth CBD.
  • These courses are delivered in trimesters, allowing you to complete your degree much sooner.
  • Intensive weekend units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your work-life.
  • Many of our courses can be completed online allowing you to study wherever you are.
  • Our courses have a highly applied, practical focus and are delivered by leading academics and business practitioners.

How this course will make you industry ready

The teaching programs are offered in a highly flexible way to cater for busy professionals endeavouring to balance work and study commitments, and for students working on a fly-in-fly-out basis.

While the courses have a strong theoretical base, they are characterised by their practical relevance. All teaching faculty have considerable experience in industry. Participants also benefit from the global popularity of the courses providing great opportunities for international perspectives to be shared and for long-term international contacts and networks to be established.

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
  • effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcome
  • select and use appropriate software packages to manipulate, transfer, access and manage data
  • possess and be able to utilise lifelong learning strategies
  • analyse the impact made by the mineral and energy sector on local. regional, national and international areas and how policies can alter that impact
  • explore socioeconomic issues, such as native title, and the impact on indigenous Australians and their relationship between the land and resources
  • recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups and nationalities in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes

Entry requirements

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience.

Selection, which is competitive, will be based on a range of information including: grades achieved in previous study; referee reports; relevance of work experience; career aspirations and test results. Applicants are required to submit referee reports and a CV. Interviews may also be required.

Applicants with three or more years of relevant full-time work experience and who have completed a graduate qualification in the last three years may apply for this program.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.

Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

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

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,600*
Total indicative course fee $77,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $38,300*

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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