Why study the Master of 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 Master of Mineral Resources provides professional postgraduate education in areas that impact directly upon the efficient technical, scientific and commercial management of the minerals industry.

Summary

  • Program code
    5196
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

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

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of 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 Master of 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 Master of Mineral Resources at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Geological Society of Australia
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Mineral Resources have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

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

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

Exploration Geology

This field is concerned with exploration geology and geophysics.

Exploration Geophysics

Exploration geophysics is the practical application of geophysical methods (such as seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic) to measure the physical properties of rocks in the Earth's surface. These skills are of vital importance to the exploration industry where these measurements are used to identify and constrain economic deposits of ore, coal and hydrocarbons.

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.

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