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GD-MINING

Mining

Graduate diploma

New to mining? This course teaches you how to extract minerals safely and efficiently.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Mining
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    003967J
  • Location
    Curtin Kalgoorlie
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Mining at Curtin?

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering. (QSWUR by Subject 2020)

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Outline

Outline

This course will help you enter, and develop a detailed knowledge of the mining industry. 

It will enable you to become knowledgeable in specialist skills, particularly mining engineering methods. It prepares you for operational and management positions, in both open-pit and underground work. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Mining) is available for further studies upon completion of this course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Mining lead to?

Graduates may be employed as underground and/or open pit mining engineers or quarry managers, or hold other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained.

What you'll learn

  • apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
  • evaluate, synthesise and contextualise information relevant to the discipline of mining engineering and communicate to stakeholders, using written or oral presentations and applying information obtained from mining software tools used to conduct mine feasibility studies.
  • proactively demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection of mining in the global environment and applying best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
  • work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community, work in teams

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

  • A recognised bachelor degree in applied geology or civil, geological or geotechnical engineering, OR
  • A recognised bachelor degree in surveying, or mechanical or metallurgical engineering plus relevant work experience. Candidates via this pathway will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $28,716*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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