Postgraduate

Master of Ore Deposit Geology

Broaden and enhance your knowledge and skills in economic geology and mineral exploration by completing a Master of Ore Deposit Geology.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.
This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

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Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2020
$28,300.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree in geology or geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 50 per cent;
and
(b) either:
(i) a bachelor's honours degree in geology or geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or
(ii) a graduate diploma in geology or geoscience, or an equivalent qualification; or
(iii) at least three years of full-time relevant professional experience in geotechnical engineering, exploration geology or geology resource.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

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.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

About The Course

This course provides a high-quality, advanced education in the geology and evaluation of ore deposits. It is designed for geologists with different levels of professional experience.
Master of Ore Deposit Geology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Non-standard teaching period.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70590
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Ore Deposit Geology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Non-standard teaching period.
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70590
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years<br />
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Ore Deposit Geology

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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