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Engineering and mining

Western Australia has a booming resources industry and at Curtin, you’ll get heaps of opportunities for hands-on experience and industry training. Our courses will teach you about the mining and engineering industries and help you develop the self-confidence and interpersonal skills needed for a successful career in some of the world’s most economically important industries. You could even choose to study at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in Kalgoorlie, which is a major centre for mining and resources.



Curtin’s geophysics course provides students with both a strong theoretical knowledge of geophysical concepts and general understanding of principles, encouraging us to independently grow our own research skills. The geophysical processing laboratories are extremely challenging and useful to further understand concepts and practically apply and investigate processing techniques providing us with relevant processing skills that we can apply to industry projects. Field trips and practical surveys have taught me necessary skills on how to acquire geophysical data as well as process and interpret it. 

Aidan Shem

dark haired curtin student aidan shem standing against a wall painted beige