Courses Handbook 2010

300570 v.4 Master of Philosophy (Metallurgy)


Course CRICOS Code: 061511E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course develops in-depth enquiry, a mastery of research methodology, and the ability to communicate research work and its findings. This is achieved by attendance at seminars and group discussions, the preparation and submission of a thesisbased on a research project and, if necessary, an oral defence of the thesis. Students carry out research work, either in the laboratories of the institution or in the industry, on projects in the general field of mining and mineral technology.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A four year bachelor degree in engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree with honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate field and at a better than average level of performance. Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.

Duration and Availability

This course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time 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, Western Australian School of Mines.

Additional Course Expenses

Students are expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Students may require a laboratory coat.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the related postgraduate diploma.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
1859 v.8   Seminar 601 1.0 12.5
99070 v.2   Master Thesis - Minerals Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy


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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