MM-MECBAD v.1 Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration
Course CRICOS Code: 050596G
Registered full-time Duration: 2.5 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
The MSc/MBA double-degree course combines the financial and economic resource sector focus of the Master of Science with the internationally accredited business acumen of the award-winning MBA course. Students are provided with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and contemporary business theories. The curriculum has a highly applied practical focus and seeks to equip graduates with a range of analytical and managerial skills.
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 bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from either the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business or the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics will be considered qualified for entry. Applicants for a MSci (Mineral & Energy Economics/MBA are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards (IELTS requirement of 6.5 overall (with no individual band less than 6)). Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.
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.
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:
GC-MNEREC Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics; GC-BUSI Graduate Certificate in Business; GD-BUSI Graduate Diploma in Business; MC-BUSADM Master of Business Administration; MC-MERGEC Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics)
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/
Specific Course Completion Details
Graduates must complete a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to graduate with this double degree.
Course Entry/Completion Note
The Graduate Board of Examiners requires, unless there are exceptional circumstances, that those with more than two failures in the course be excluded from the course, so as to maintain the high standard expected of such a prestigious qualification.
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.
Some units in this course are typically delivered in a blended mode which involves face to face instruction in eight day intensive modular blocks. Other units are available in trimester and flexible package formats. Students must complete 450 credits and a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to graduate with this double degree.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. examine and evaluate economic and financial models and trends that affect the minerals and energy sector
2. analyse problems and issues that pertain to the mineral and energy sector and incorporate evidenced based solutions
3. access appropriate database sources and evaluate and synthesise information from these and other sources to make valid and supported judgments about issues
4. effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcome
5. select and use appropriate software packages to manipulate, transfer, access and manage data
6. possess and be able to utilise lifelong learning strategies
7. analyse the impact made by the mineral and energy sector on local. regional, national and international areas and how policies can alter that impact
8. explore socioeconomic issues, such as native title, and the impact on indigenous Australians and their relationship between the land and resources
9. recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups and nationalities in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes
Duration and Availability
This course may be completed in 2.5 years full-time or the equivalent in part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Perth City Campus||Trimester 1||Y|
|2017||Perth City Campus||Trimester 2||Y|
|2017||Perth City Campus||Trimester 3||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 Trimester 1|
|MJRP-ERGEC||v.1||Energy Economics Major (MSc MinEnEcon/MBA)||450.0|
|MJRP-MNECO||v.1||Mineral Economics Major (MSc MinEnEcon/MBA)||450.0|
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