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M.Sc. On Campus


Curtin University

18 months
37400 AUD/year
27200 AUD/year
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This Geology course from Curtin University offers detailed knowledge of mining geology and mineral systems. You'll learn about the principal types of ore deposits, the fundamentals of mineral exploration, geochemical processes, collecting and displaying geophysical data and resource estimation, among other topics.  

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You'll also complete a supervised project related to mineral exploration and mining geology.

From the field to the lab, the knowledge you'll gain in this Geology course from Curtin University will help you drive advancements in mineral exploration. You'll gain technical and practical training that will help you evaluate mineral systems and pursue a career in the mineral exploration industry. The advanced technical training you'll complete can also help you to upgrade your qualifications or to enter a new branch of geoscience.

Why study 

You'll gain technical and practical training that will help you evaluate mineral systems and pursue a career in the mineral exploration industry.

Career information

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

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Apply advanced geological principles and concepts in theoretical, practical and vocational situations
  • Analyse and synthesise complex geological problems using logical scientific methods and creative thinking at an abstract level
  • Synthesise geological data on a range of spatial and temporal scales to make interpretations that allow for scientific uncertainty
  • Communicate technical research skills concisely and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions for specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Employ technical and communication skills to design, collect, analyse and theorise geological data that contribute to professional practice or scholarship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 084800F 

  • A recognised bachelor degree in geology or a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37400 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27200 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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