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Graduate Diploma in  Mineral Resources

Program code: 5097
CRICOS code: 029188M

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

This program enables graduates to obtain an advanced knowledge in specialist plans related to the minerals industry. Students gain analytical skills that enable critical assessment of alternative solutions to complex industry problems. Graduates are equipped with an understanding of particular sections of the industry, and focus on investigating and resolving design and operational problems in a safe and efficient manner. The program provides professional postgraduate education in areas that impact directly upon the efficient technical, scientific and commercial management of the minerals industry.

Summary

  • Program code
    5097
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    029188M

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field; or

Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Exploration Geology

The Master of Mineral Resources (Exploration Geology) supports geoscience professionals to develop advanced skills in economic geology and mineral exploration (including coal). The program structure allows access to a range of geoscience electives. The program broadly skills graduates in ore deposit and exploration geology, geochemistry, geophysics and geostatistics, and their application to the discovery and evaluation of ore deposits and energy resources. There is an emphasis on data analysis and management, and the use of software in resource estimation and geological modelling. A research project will further develop analytical, computational and research skills. Core academic staff have significant industry experience and most projects are undertaken in collaboration with industry partners.

Exploration Geophysics

The Master of Mineral Resources (Exploration Geophysics) supports students with a quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g. science, engineering) to fast-track into a career as a professional geophysicist. The program structure allows access to a range of geophysical electives to broadly skill graduates in the main geophysical disciplines - seismic, potential-field, and electrical/EM techniques. There is an emphasis on mathematical rigor, and students gain significant experience in algorithmic implementation and computation. A high level research project is included to further develop analytical, computational and research skills. Core academic staff have significant industry experience and most projects are industry based.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,896
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources is 5097. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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