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Mineral and Energy Economics
MC-MERGEC

Minerals and Energy Economics

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Advance your mining career, specialising in economic, financial and management issues.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Science (Minerals and Energy Economics)
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    300
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    072466C
  • Location

    Location

    Perth city
Course outline

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Trimester 1, 2024

4 September 2023

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Trimester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

29 April 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

Applications now open!

25 August 2024

Trimester 1, 2025

22 July 2024

15 December 2024

Trimester 2, 2025

13 January 2025

1 May 2025

Trimester 3, 2025

19 May 2025

28 August 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Appreciating the business and economic framework in which the resources sector operates requires knowledge of economic, financial, managerial, legal, regulatory, political and social environments. 

Our teaching programs are offered in a flexible way to cater for fly-in-fly-out workers and busy mid-career resource sector professionals wanting to balance work and study. They are designed to help these professionals move into senior management or decision-making roles. 

Business-oriented students are immersed in the workings of the energy and mining sectors, while those with a technical background learn business tactics and terminology. Both groups graduate with a deeper understanding of the sector, and the tools to put new knowledge into action.

This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theories. You will complete coursework units on economic, financial and management issues.

You can choose the Mineral Economics major or the Energy Economics major. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • examine and evaluate economic and financial models and trends that affect the minerals and energy sector
  • analyse problems and issues that pertain to the mineral and energy sector and incorporate evidenced based solutions
  • access appropriate database sources, using appropriate software packages to manipulate, evaluate and synthesise information to make valid and supported judgments about issues, also developing communication skills, recognising different approaches required to communicate to different audiences especially in decision making in business settings.
  • develop skills in gathering and organising information from several sources and recognise and rectify known gaps in knowledge, analysing issues and impacts made by minerals and energy regulators and other stakeholders on international, regional, local and cross-jurisdictional policies, procedures and industry outcomes
  • explore and analyse how minerals and energy developments impact local and regional communities and other stakeholders, including Indigenous Australian communities, highlighting the relationship between these natural resources and the land and their inhabitants
  • recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes

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.

Specifically, applicants for this course require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Economics will be considered qualified for entry. Applicants for a MSci (Minerals and Energy Economics) are required to meet University Academic and English language entry standards (IELTS requirement of 6.0 overall (with no individual band less that 6)).

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

6.5

Application Requirements

If you’re applying for the Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics) course, you’ll also need to include an employer recommendation form and a referee report with your application. All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

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 and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$32,369*

Domestic

Domestic

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).

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Location

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2024

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

2025

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

2026

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

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.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MERGEC
  • CRICOS code: 072466C
  • Last updated on: 25 April 2024

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