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MAJOR

Mining Major (BSc Science)

MJRU-MNGSC

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.

N/A

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.

600

About offering

Mining continues to enrich many communities in Australia and around the world. Mining professionals help plan and direct the extraction of minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the Earth.

In this course you will study mining methods, rock mechanics, geology and mine planning. You will develop the skills necessary to work with mining engineers in the exploitation of minerals from underground or open-pit mines, safely and economically.

Your first year will be taught in Perth, the second year in either Perth or Kalgoorlie, and your final year in Kalgoorlie, which can help you maximise your exposure to industry and potential future employers. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to gain real-world experience in mining.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

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Mining

What you'll learn

  • apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
  • access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design 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 conduct mine feasibility studies
  • 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

Why study Mining Major (BSc Science)

  • Excellent opportunities for vacation work and graduate employment programs.
  • Lecturers have real industry experience.
  • Excellent links to industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to study at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines, a leader in mining and geosciences education in Australia.
  • This course will prepare you for employment with Australian or international mining companies.

Student profile

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Professional recognition

This course meets the education requirements of the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for certification as an underground or open-pit mine supervisor. You will also meet the educational requirements for the Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

It is also recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

Careers

  • Engineering consultant
  • Mine manager
  • Mine ventilation officer
  • Mining engineer
  • Mining company director

Industries

  • Mining and resources
  • Mine Manager

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

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

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Next steps

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-MNGSC
  • This offering was last updated on: 02/08/2019