This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.
Electrical Engineering student working on a project

Mining and Metallurgical Operations Specialisation

Undergraduate specialisation

See full course structure
  • Qualification
    Mining and Metallurgical Operations Specialisation
  • Credit
See full course structure

Check the application deadline for the parent course

See full course structure

Why study Mining and Metallurgical Operations Specialisation at Curtin?

Top 1 %

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.



This specialisation builds on the technical content provided in the Extractive Metallurgy Major to provide a more rounded coverage of metallurgical operations. While the functional design and operation of a plant is of primary importance, there are a range of other factors that contribute to a successful operation. An introduction to mining processes, mineral economics and environmental and social impacts, risks and opportunities provide a more holistic view of mining project management. This contributes to the conceptualisation of the whole value chain and the importance of each discipline within it to communicate and collaborate to achieve optimal operation and best practice. The specialisation also covers cutting edge trends in the industry such as automation and the use of data and AI that will drive future gains in productivity and safety.

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated further and expanded knowledge and understanding in the extractive metallurgy major that is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of metallurgy, GC1
  • can apply their further and expanded knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their extractive metallurgy major, and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving problems within metallurgical discipline, including using digital technologies, GC2, GC3
  • can gather and interpret relevant data within the extractive metallurgy major to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with the extractive metallurgy major, and how these impact upon the practice of the extractive metallurgy major, GC4, GC5
  • display a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member, GC6
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

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

View course structure