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Graduate Diploma in  Mineral Resources

Program code: 5097

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

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 (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

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

Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Learn more about the admissions 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, please see Programs and Courses 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.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $26,250
Indicative fee 2019

An "indicative annual fee" is the average cost of enrolling full-time in the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources at 2019 fee rates.

The average fee would be less for part-time study in the 2019 academic year. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. Actual fees may be lower or higher according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

This program offers limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition-fee-paying basis.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

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

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Additional application information

  • Courses are offered by short intensive modules, application exercises, and project.
  • Some courses may incur additional costs (e.g. field trips).
  • In certain plans, courses are offered in a web-based delivery mode, enabling international students to take the courses in their home countries.
  • Students may need hardware/software required to access the internet.
  • Some courses are offered only once each year, or in some years not at all. Students should enquire about the availability of courses early in the application process, and well before committing to travel to Brisbane.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for domestic students. CSP students pay a student contribution amount, rather than paying tuition fees. Domestic students who apply for entry to the program will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are limited and are not guaranteed for all domestic applicants. More information about Commonwealth supported places.

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 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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