Master of Ore Deposit Geology (coursework)
This course provides a high-quality, advanced education in the geology and evaluation of ore deposits. It is designed for geologists with different levels of professional experience and offers a world-class education from international and Australian experts; an opportunity to improve geological, computing, exploration and management skills; and includes hands-on practical experience, field excursions and research.
- Course title
- Master of Ore Deposit Geology (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth), UTAS, James Cook, Curtin
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Nicolas Thebaud
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take unit(s) to the value of at least 12 points from Group A and unit(s) to the value of 36 points from any of Groups A to D:
|NS||GEOS5505||Multiscale Tectonic Systems|
|NS||GEOS5507||Analytical Techniques for the Geosciences|
|NS||MING5501||Applied Structural Geology|
|NS||MING5503||Ore Deposit Field Excursion|
|NS||MING5504||Advanced Ore Deposits|
|NS||MING5505||Mineral Exploration Data Analysis|
|*||ENRL8529||Geometallurgy [KEA711 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8531||Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains [KEA708 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8532||Ore Deposit Models and Exploration Strategies [KEA712 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8533||Ore Deposit Geochemistry, Hydrology and Geochronology [KEA709 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8534||Ores in Magmatic Arcs [KEA707 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8535||Exploration in Brownfield Terrains [KEA710 UTAS]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8544||Business and Financial Management in the Minerals Industry [EA5024 JCU]|
|S2, S1||ENRL8545||Advanced Field Training [EA5027 JCU]|
|S2, S1||ENRL8546||Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology [EA5028 JCU]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8538||Natural Resources Economics [ECON6008 Curtin]|
|NS||ENRL8541||Resource Cost and Capital 602 [313412 Curtin]|
|S1, S2||ENRL8542||Resource Sector Finance [ECON6013 Curtin]|
|*||ENRL8549||Mineral Finance and Project Evaluation 601 [312811 Curtin]|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
13. Subject to approval from the Course Coordinator/Head of School, students admitted to the course with a completed honours or graduate diploma which included a research component, are permitted to substitute for four coursework units the project units MING5521 Minerals Geoscience Project Part 1, MING5522 Minerals Geoscience Part 2, MING5523 Minerals Geoscience Part 3 and MING5524 Minerals Geoscience Part 4.