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Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #190 (BCR) Bentley, Australia
From the field to the lab, the knowledge you will gain in this Geology course from Curtin University will help drive advancements in areas such as petroleum exploration, or mineral exploration.
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Overview

This course provides advanced technical training for professionals intending to upgrade their geology qualifications or to enter a new branch of geoscience. This is achieved by attendance at lectures, seminars and group discussions, and the preparation and submission of a thesis-based research project.

Each major in this course comprises core units together with optional units in geology and related disciplines. Note that unit availability is often limited to specific semesters, which may affect the order in which you can take each unit. You will specialise in basin analysis and petroleum geology or mineral exploration and mining geology. You will complete a supervised project related to your stream, usually in collaboration with industry or government partners.

Basin Analysis and Petroleum Geology

Sedimentary basins contain a unique record of the tectonic, structural and sedimentological processes that created them. By understanding these processes, often using subsurface data sets, we can gain insights into the valuable energy resources that they contain. This stream will provide you with the technical and practical skills that you need to evaluate petroleum systems and to pursue a career in hydrocarbon exploration or production.

Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology

The mining industry is critical to our future. Without fossil fuels for power generation, silicon chips for computer chips, fertiliser for bumper harvests, metal for cars and buildings, and many raw materials for other growing industries, our current standard of living could not be maintained. This stream offers detailed knowledge of mining operations and mineral systems. You will learn about the principal types of ore deposits, the fundamentals of mineral exploration, collecting and displaying geophysical data, geochemical processes and magnetics theory, among other topics. This stream provides specialised technical and professional training for graduates in geology or closely related disciplines.

Why study the Geology course from Curtin University

  • We offer the most comprehensive range of postgraduate geology courses in Australia.
  • You can choose to specialise in fundamental or applied aspects of geoscience, or combine both, depending on your needs.
  • Many of our courses address the specific requirements of the minerals, petroleum and groundwater industries.
  • The practical approach of our courses, combined with their direct industry involvement, provide our graduates with a competitive edge in the employment market.

Career information

This course can open up a wide range of geoscience career opportunities depending on your choice of units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology 
  • Basin Analysis and Petroleum Geology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    79

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    570

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 084800F

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for previously attained qualifications that are relevant to the Curtin course for which you are applying.
  • English test results, see our English prerequisites for more detail.
  • Supporting information for your application, including supplementary forms for certain courses. Please note that if the required ‘supplementary forms’ are not completed and attached to this application, we will not proceed with the assessment of your applications.
  • As part of the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework (SSVF), you may be required to provide additional information in order for us to perform Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessments as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    27200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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