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.

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Address

Student Central, The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

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

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.

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.

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Further Study

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

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore 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
$40,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$41,700.00

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2)(a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience with Honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

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 2021
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
CRICOS code
  • 140799B
Master of Ore Deposit Geology
Status
  • Available 2021
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
CRICOS code
  • 140799B
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years<br />
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Ore Deposit Geology
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Course structure

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

Option - Group A
Take unit(s) to the value of at least 12 points from Group A and unit(s) to the value of 36 points from any of Groups A to C:
Option - Group B
Take units according to the rule for Group A. In accordance with the relevant university policy, students may seek approval from the course coordinator to take other relevant units from the University of Tasmania.
Option - Group C
Take units according to the rule for Group A. In accordance with the relevant university policy, students may seek approval from the course coordinator to take other relevant units offered by Curtin University.

Why study this course?

  • Study at UWA and benefit from strong collaboration with the minerals industry
  • Strengthen your geoscientific, computing, exploration and management skills
  • Gain opportunities to undertake field excursions with research leaders in earth sciences to mineralised regions in Australia and overseas

What you'll learn

  • Knowledge of geological, geophysical and geochemical methods as applied to understanding key processes and factors controlling the formation ore deposits
  • Knowledge of key methods used in professional practice to improve geological, computing, exploration and management skills
  • Cognitive and technical skills to evaluate concepts and complex geoscientific datasets in the formation, exploration for and evaluation of ore deposits
  • Technical and communication skills through hands-on practical experience, field excursions and research activity that contribute to professional practice and scholarship.
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