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Associate Degree in Mining
- Associate Degree in Mining
This course is two years' full-time study.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Kalgoorlie
Highly ranked course
Curtin is ranked first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering education. (QSWUR by Subject 2020)
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The Associate Degree will provide the freedom of choice to start up a mining career or be a stepping-stone to further study. This degree prepares students for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Mining) and subsequently Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (Honours).
Mining specialists work with mining engineers in conducting safe and efficient mine production operations. Students with sufficient background in mathematics, sciences and technologies along with strong communication skills pursue a successful career as mining specialists.
These courses provide a comprehensive knowledge in fundamental mathematics and physics, applied mechanics, material science, engineering design, geology, geomechanics, construction, mining technology, computing and environmental science, particularly those aspects concerned with conservation of the environment, health and safety, ventilation, pollution and management of people and resources.
In order to enrol in the Associate Degree you must have completed, or are currently studying, the Advanced Diploma in Metalliferous Mining from the Kalgoorlie Central Regional TAFE.
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What you'll learn
- develop and apply fundamental scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
- communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
- demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
- describe mining in the global environment and apply 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
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Applicants will be currently studying or have completed the Advanced Diploma in Metalliferous Mining through Central Regional TAFE in Kalgoorlie.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.
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- Curtin course code: AD-MINE
- CRICOS code: 0100816
- Last updated on: 05/08/2022