GD-MINING v.2 Graduate Diploma in Mining
Course CRICOS Code: 003967J
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course is designed for those outside the discipline of mining engineering who wish to become knowledgeable in the specialist skills of the mining industry and in particular become familiar with mining engineering methods. It prepares students for positions in the mining industry, both operational and management, in both open-pit and underground work and partially satisfies the entry requirements for the postgraduate Master of Engineering Science (Mining) study. 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
Career paths for the graduate diploma holders may include underground and/or open pit mining engineers, quarry managers, and other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained. Graduates may obtain employment within these sectors or to further their current careers in mining engineering.
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 Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in applied geology or civil/geological/geotechnical engineering from a recognised institution. Some industrial experience is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor degree in surveying or mechanical/metallurgical engineering and relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Postgraduate Course Coordinator.
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.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-MINING Master of Engineering Science (Mining).
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Students will study 200 credits of core units encompassing the key aspects of mining engineering skills and knowledge, across the breadth of the industry, including mineral exploration, mine planning, design, engineering, optimisation and management of mining operations.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
2. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
3. access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design 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 conduct mine feasibility studies
6. demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
7. describe mining in the global environment and apply best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community, work in teams
Duration and Availability
This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. 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.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 2||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|
|GEOL5010||v.1||Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5009||v.1||Mining Methods and Processes||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5005||v.1||Applied Geomechanics for Mining||5.0||25.0|
|MINE5012||v.1||Mining Maintenance and Service Management||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MINE5010||v.1||Mine Design and Optimisation||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5003||v.1||Rock Excavation Technology||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5002||v.1||Mine Systems Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|MINE5004||v.1||Underground Mine Ventilation||4.0||25.0|
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