Courses Handbook 2010

197803 v.4 Master of Philosophy (Mining Engineering)


Course CRICOS Code: 061514B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course develops, through the conduct of a supervised research project in any area of mining engineering, the ability to contribute to the knowledge and practice of engineering. At the completion of the project, the candidate submits a written thesis presenting the results of the work and discussing the significance of them for the pertinent field of engineering. The degree is awarded upon the favourable recommendation of examiners appointed to assess the thesis.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recognised Bachelor of Engineering at honours standard. The School is prepared to consider applications from other well qualified honours graduates in science who are able to present acceptable evidence of promise to undertake research projects. In such cases, admission may be granted by the Western Australian School of Mines Graduate Studies Committee, but may also be subject to successful completion of a prescribed qualifying program.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and one-third by coursework.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
99026 v.3   Master Thesis - Mining Engineering


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Kalgoorlie Campus Research Term 1   Y      
2010 Kalgoorlie Campus Research Term 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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