24 months
37596 AUD/year
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This Economic Geology program from University of Tasmania is a specialised Masters degree course in Economic Geology specifically designed for industry and government geologists. It is the nucleus of the postgraduate teaching program at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and forms part of the National Minerals Geoscience Masters Program.

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The Economic Geology program from University of Tasmania is usually only offered on a part-time, external basis. Only students that can provide evidence of financial and logistical support, and provide a research proposal will be considered for full-time admission. Students that are considering taking the course on a full-time basis must contact the program co-ordinator, Dr Rob Scott, to discuss their plans.

Course objectives are to increase and update the knowledge and skills required by geoscientists for the exploration and exploitation of mineral deposits. These objectives are accomplished through completion of six short courses and an in depth research project OR eight short courses. The courses will cover a spectrum of topics relevant to the exploration mining industries.

Career outcomes

This course is for geoscientists who want to increase their knowledge and skills, while gaining a thorough up-date of advances across the spectrum of economic geology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploration in Brownfield Terrains
  • Ore Deposit Models and Exploration Strategies
  • Mineral Resources and Sustainability
  • Geophysics for Mineral Exploration
  • Advanced Field Skills in Economic Geology
  • Ores in Magmatic Arcs
  • Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains
  • Ore Deposit Geochemistry, Hydrology and Geochronology
  • Geometallurgy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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It is recommended that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


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Academic requirements

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

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Student insurance

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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: 010959F  

Bachelor of Science with Honours is the normal entry qualification. As this course is aimed at professional geologists it would be expected that applicants have a major in Geology/Geoscience. However, for students without this qualification the entry requirements will depend on whether the applicants come from a professional industry background.

Applicants from industry without a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree will require the following:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Applied); and
  • A minimum of two years' experience working as a professional geologist in industry or a government institution.

Tuition Fee

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    37596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 75193 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. 

Living costs for Hobart

1204 - 2001 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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