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Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Postgraduate major

Course outline
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    Metallurgical Engineering Major (M ProEng)
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Course outline

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Course outline
Metallurgical Engineering



This course is designed for graduates from a four-year Engineering undergraduate degree not accredited by Engineers Australia in a related discipline.

The course is not suitable for graduates of a four-year undergraduate degree, with Engineers Australia accreditation in the same discipline. Those holding an EA accredited qualification and seeking a masters level qualification in the same discipline are encouraged to consider applying for entry to the Master of Philosophy or Master of Engineering Management.

Applicants seeking entry who do not hold a four year Engineering degree are required to first complete the one-year Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.

This major equips future metallurgical and process engineers with concepts and process applications relevant to precious, critical and base metal extraction, separation and refining from primary and secondary resources.

You will learn about techniques and emerging technologies in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Students will be exposed to a full scope of minerals and metals processing including mineralogy, process selection, plant design, resources recycling, and environmental management along with aspects of project assessment and mineral economics.

Comprehensive understanding of metallurgical processes is critical to optimize resources extraction, particularly from low-grade and complex ores. Practical laboratory-based learning will allow you to gain exposure to various stages involved in processing minerals and extracting value from different sources. During the course, you will participate in engineering professional practice via Work Integrated Learning and site-based case studies.

In your research project, you will have the opportunity to apply advanced knowledge and technologies to solve key industry challenges, often linked to operations in the region.

This major sits within the Master of Professional Engineering degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Professional Engineering.

What jobs can the Metallurgical Engineering course lead to?


  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Production manager
  • Consulting engineer


  • Mining
  • Processing
  • Chemical
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Master of Professional Engineering for Course Learning Outcomes Structure Lists
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Fees and charges

Please view the Master of Professional Engineering degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-METAL
  • Last updated on: 16 June 2024

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