MC-MINING v.3 Master of Engineering Science (Mining)
Course CRICOS Code: 078759G
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course provides graduates with detailed knowledge and understanding of core areas of mining engineering, followed by an in-depth exposure to theory and practice in Mine Planning and Management and Mine Geotechnical. The course is suitable for those who wish to gain specialist knowledge in mining engineering and for graduates currently working within the mining industry who wish to significantly upgrade their knowledge with a view to furthering their careers in this field. Students who intend to submit this course award in support of any application towards a State recognised qualification in Mining should confirm the suitability of the course and core units directly with the relevant State Authority prior to enrolment.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a minimum entry of a three-year Australian recognised degree in mining engineering or closely related discipline with a credit (65 percent) average or above in the final year. Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma in Mining (Curtin) or a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) will be allowed entry directly into Second Year. Credits for applicants with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Postgraduate Course Coordinator.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GD-MINING Graduate Diploma in Mining
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
Master degrees (by coursework) contain a series of general introductory units in Year 1, and alternate core units in Year 2 catering for student preferences in specialised areas of study. The course is delivered in the form of lectures, tutorials, together with supervised reading and practical work. Students are required to complete a project unit in consultation with academic staff. Project unit may involve both field and laboratory work and all will require the submission of a research dissertation. Some alternate core units may not be available every year. Not all units under this course may be available via online study mode.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply scientific, engineering ,technological and management principles to mine development, plan and manage mining projects or mine geotechnical engineering projects extending the knowledge base through research
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine design, operational planning and management systems and processes or mine geotechnical design and develop suitable engineering processes and solutions
3. access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design or geotechnical engineering information from multiple sources
4. communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
5. apply information technologies and mining software tools to generate engineered solutions to mining and design problems and continuum and discontinuum modelling/software tools to generate engineered solutions to geotechnical design problems
6. demonstrate responsibility and self-learning and team-skills by applying critical reflection, evaluation and proactive managing and working in teams
7. identify the constraints and impacts of mine design and management decisions and geotechnical systems in the global environment and identify and apply local and best practice ethical and regulatory standards to design and management processes
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life and in the implementation of projects in a culturally diverse environment
9. work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community.
Duration and Availability
This course is two years' full-time or equivalent part-time study. Registered full-time duration for International Onshore students on Student Visa: 2 years. The course can be studied externally. Candidates who have completed a mining-related undergraduate degree or who have minerals industry experience may be considered for mid-year entry. Special approval may be arranged for mid-year entry students with a mining-related undergraduate degree or who have minerals industry experience. International students enrolled externally, need to arrange their own visa to attend the face-to-face components at Kalgoorlie campus.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MINE5009||v.1||Mining Methods and Processes||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL5010||v.1||Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5012||v.1||Mining Maintenance and Service Management||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5005||v.1||Applied Geomechanics for Mining||5.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MINE5002||v.1||Mine Systems Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5003||v.1||Rock Excavation Technology||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5004||v.1||Underground Mine Ventilation||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5010||v.1||Mine Design and Optimisation||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MINE6035||v.1||Mining Research Dissertation 1||2.0||25.0|
|MINE6031||v.1||Geotechnical Investigations and Project Management||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5011||v.1||Advanced Resource Modelling and Estimation||5.0||25.0|
|MINE6030||v.1||Continuum and Discontinuum Mechanics||4.0||25.0|
|MINE6025||v.1||Open Pit Mine Planning and Design Project||50.0||25.0|
|MINE6033||v.1||Numerical Modelling Applications in Mining||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MINE6036||v.1||Mining Research Dissertation 2||2.0||25.0|
|MINE6034||v.1||Rock and Soil Slope Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|MINE6026||v.1||Underground Mine Planning and Design Project||3.0||25.0|
|MINE6029||v.1||Mining Project Management and Operational Readiness||1.5||25.0|
|MINE6028||v.1||Applied Geotechnical Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5006||v.1||Mine Management and Governance||4.0||25.0|
|MINE6032||v.1||Ethics, Safety and Regulation in Mining||4.0||25.0|
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