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Associate Degree in Mining
- Associate Degree in Mining
This fee paying course is only available for part-time study and the minimum completion time is 2 years.
- 2 years part-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.
- Curtin Kalgoorlie
Highly ranked course
Curtin is ranked first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering education. (QSWUR by Subject 2020)
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The Associate Degree will provide the freedom of choice to start up a mining career or be a stepping-stone to further study. This degree prepares students for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Mining) and subsequently Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (Honours).
Mining specialists work with mining engineers in conducting safe and efficient mine production operations. Students with sufficient background in mathematics, sciences and technologies along with strong communication skills pursue a successful career as mining specialists.
These courses provide a comprehensive knowledge in fundamental mathematics and physics, applied mechanics, material science, engineering design, geology, geomechanics, construction, mining technology, computing and environmental science, particularly those aspects concerned with conservation of the environment, health and safety, ventilation, pollution and management of people and resources.
In order to enrol in the Associate Degree you must have completed, or are currently studying, the Advanced Diploma in Metalliferous Mining from the Kalgoorlie Central Regional TAFE.
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What you'll learn
- develop and apply fundamental scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
- communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
- demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
- describe mining in the global environment and apply best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
- work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community; work in teams
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees
Fee year: 2021
| Commonwealth supported |
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. 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 – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
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