Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management

Students study the relevant MBA units pertinent to the Minerals and Energy sectors. The aim of the course is to equip participants with the requisite skill-sets to become senior industry decision-makers in the extractive industries, both metals/mining and energy.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management
Award abbreviation
GradCertMEM
Course code
43200
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2021
Administered by
UWA Business School

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Allan Trench
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
T1MGMT5524Strategic Management of Resource Companies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take units to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NS, T1, T2, T3ACCT5602Accounting
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation); or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 6 hours per week over 6 weeks; online—nil
NSECON5504Global Energy and Mineral Markets
Prerequisites:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy and FINA5530 Managerial Finance; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation);or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resources Companies and enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Minerals and Energy Management; or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 intensive sessions of approximately 7 to 8 hours each
T1, T2, T3FINA5530Managerial Finance
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
for trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; for non-standard teaching period—up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks; online-nil
NSFINA5601Valuation and Risk Analysis for Resource Companies
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting and FINA5530 Managerial Finance or MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies; enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Intensive—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours) over 7 weeks Trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5111Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
T1, T2, T3MGMT5528Leading Self and Leading Others
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
T2MGMT5615Selected Topics in Management
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour and completion of at least 24 points in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
T1, T2, T3MGMT5782Management Case Study
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework);and completion of six units or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants can meet the English language competence requirement for this course by demonstrating the completion of least eight years full time (or equivalent) relevant documented professional experience, undertaken solely in English, and considered by UWA to be sufficient.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
  • 43200 Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (24 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).