12 months
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41700 AUD/year
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About

This Master of Ore Deposit Geology from The University of Western Australia is designed for geoscientists who want to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration. It will allow you to study a spectrum of economic geology topics specifically related to the discovery and evaluation of ore deposits.

Overview

With world-class ore bodies becoming more difficult to find, there is an increasing recognition that geologists will require new approaches and skills in order to discover new deposits. This course is designed for geoscientists who want to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration. It will allow you to study a spectrum of economic geology topics specifically related to the discovery and evaluation of ore deposits.

Western Australia is known for its mineral wealth and UWA has built an international reputation in ore deposit geology over several decades including strong collaboration with the minerals industry. This course focuses on the formation, exploration and evaluation of ore deposits. Increasingly innovative techniques are being used in this field including data integration and modelling approaches, and this is reflected in the opportunities provided by this degree to strengthen your geoscientific, computing, exploration and management skills. 

The Master of Ore Deposit Geology from The University of Western Australia includes significant practical work and opportunities to undertake field excursions with research leaders in earth sciences to mineralised regions in Australia and overseas. Strong research activity at UWA means there is also potential to undertake a research project in a wide variety of mineral geoscience topics and in conjunction with the minerals industry. The course also offers opportunities to undertake coursework units at partner universities in Australia to gain broader experience and develop complementary skills in topics such as resource economics and financial management.

Career Pathways

The Master of Ore Deposit can greatly increase your career opportunities in the minerals industry. Upon graduation, you will have gained knowledge of geological, geophysical and geochemical methods as applied to understanding key processes and factors controlling the formation of ore deposits.

Resource companies, consulting companies, state and federal government agencies will undeniably be looking at your profile and interested in your new skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multiscale Tectonic Systems 
  • Analytical Techniques for the Geosciences 
  • Isotopes to Petrogenesis 
  • Critical Metal Resources 
  • Geophysical Exploration for Mineral Systems
  • Applied Structural Geology 
  • Ore Deposit Field Excursion 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
82

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
82

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE 140799B 

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
  • a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience with Honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41700 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Commonwealth supported students $8,747.06

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.

Funding

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