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- Metallurgical Engineering Major (M ProEng)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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This major equips future metallurgical and process engineers with concepts and process applications relevant to precious, critical and base metal extraction, separation and refining from primary and secondary resources.
You will learn about techniques and emerging technologies in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Students will be exposed to a full scope of minerals and metals processing including mineralogy, process selection, plant design, resources recycling, and environmental management along with aspects of project assessment and mineral economics.
Comprehensive understanding of metallurgical processes is critical to optimize resources extraction, particularly from low-grade and complex ores. Practical laboratory-based learning will allow you to gain exposure to various stages involved in processing minerals and extracting value from different sources. During the course, you will participate in engineering professional practice via Work Integrated Learning and site-based case studies.
In your research project, you will have the opportunity to apply advanced knowledge and technologies to solve key industry challenges, often linked to operations in the region.
This major sits within the Master of Professional Engineering degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Professional Engineering.
- Metallurgical engineer
- Process engineer
- Production manager
- Consulting engineer
- Professional, scientific and technical services
What you'll learn
- Refer to Master of Professional Engineering for Course Learning Outcomes Structure Lists
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:
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Fees & charges
Please view the Master of Professional Engineering degree for indicative fees.
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- Curtin course code: MJRP-METAL
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021