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Master of Ore Deposit Geology

Broaden and enhance your knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration by completing a Master of Ore Deposit Geology.

Introduction

With world-class ore bodies becoming more difficult to find, there is an increasing recognition that geologists will require new approaches and skills in order to discover new deposits.

This course is designed for geoscientists who want to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration. It will allow you to study a spectrum of economic geology topics specifically related to the discovery and evaluation of ore deposits.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

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Course description, features and facilities

This course provides a high-quality, advanced education in the geology and evaluation of ore deposits. It is designed for geologists with different levels of professional experience and offers a world-class education from international and Australian experts; an opportunity to improve geological, computing, exploration and management skills; and includes hands-on practical experience, field excursions and research.

Units are taught by four institutions:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Tasmania (CRICOS Provider Code 000586B)
  • James Cook University (CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J)
  • Curtin University of Technology (CRICOS Provider Code: 00301J)

The course at UWA is part of the Minerals Geoscience Masters (MGM) program and is supported by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).

Visit the UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting webpage for further information.

The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students. Please visit the Faculty of Science website for details.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take unit(s) to the value of at least 12 points from Group A and unit(s) to the value of 36 points from any of Groups A to D:

Group A

NSGEOS5505Multiscale Tectonic Systems
NSMING5501Applied Structural Geology
NSMING5502Exploration Targeting
NSMING5503Ore Deposit Field Excursion
N/AMING5504Advanced Ore Deposits
NSMING5505Mineral Exploration Data Analysis

Unit(s) available at the University of Tasmania

Group B

 ENRL8529Geometallurgy [KEA702 UTAS]
NSENRL8531Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains [KEA703 UTAS]
NSENRL8532Ore Deposit Studies and Exploration Models [KEA701 UTAS]
NSENRL8533Geochemistry, Hydrology and Geochronology [KEA704 UTAS]
NSENRL8534Ore Deposits of South America [KEA706 UTAS]
NSENRL8535Exploration in Brownfield Terrains [KEA705 UTAS]

Unit(s) available at the James Cook University

Group C

NSENRL8544Business and Financial Management in the Minerals Industry [EA5024 JCU]
NSENRL8545Advanced Field Training [EA5027 JCU]
NSENRL8546Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology [EA5028 JCU]

Unit(s) available at the Curtin University

Group D

NSENRL8538Natural Resources Economics 601 [10939 Curtin]
NSENRL8541Resource Cost and Capital 602 [313412 Curtin]
NSENRL8542Resource Sector Finance 602 [306031 Curtin]
 ENRL8549Mineral Finance and Project Evaluation 601 [312811 Curtin]

Career opportunities

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

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This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

a) A relevant UWA bachelor's degree with honours, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

b) A relevant UWA bachelor's degree and a relevant UWA graduate diploma or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

c) i) A UWA bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area; and

ii) 3 years’ full-time relevant professional experience in the field of geotechnical engineering; exploration geology or geology resource, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

English competency

Refer to the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: Requirements may be higher for some individual courses; where this is the case, additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Fees

Annual fee: $8768.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

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UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Fees

Annual fee: $34000.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Ore Deposit Geology: the details

Status
Available 2015
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
1.5 years
Maximum time to complete
4 years
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
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6488 7333
Course code
70590
CRICOS Code
015855G
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