Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

183407 v.7 Postgraduate Diploma in Mining Geology


Course CRICOS Code: 042210J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course is based at the Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and is designed to meet the needs of recent graduates from traditional geology courses who would like to work as mine geologists. This specialist profession spans the fields of geology and mining engineering, and thus requires a unique blend of skills generally not provided by most undergraduate geology programs. Mine geologists are responsible for delineating ore within operating mines, grade control, resourceestimation, and near-mine exploration. The course also acts as a masters preliminary program for students intending to undertake the Master of Science (Mining Geology), but who are currently unable to meet the entrance requirements. It is also suitable for persons who have been employed as geologists in the mining industry for a number of years who wish to update their qualifications.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree from a recognised institution in geology or an allied discipline. Applicants may also be considered on the basis of the relevance and equivalence of their qualifications and experience.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. Students should note that excursion expenses may apply to units within this course and are listed in the Curtin Handbook and Calendar.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10228 v.3   WASM Advanced Study Option 591 5.0 25.0
10229 v.3   WASM Economic Geology 511 5.0 25.0
10231 v.3   WASM Exploration Geochemistry 511 3.0 12.5
10232 v.3   WASM Mining Geophysics 511 4.0 12.5
10233 v.6   WASM Resource Estimation and Mine Geology 511 5.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

10237 v.3   WASM Economic Geology 512 5.0 25.0
10238 v.3   WASM Regolith Geology 512 3.0 12.5
10241 v.3   WASM Mining Geophysics 512 3.0 12.5
5865 v.4   WASM Mining Geology Project 592 5.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   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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