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Master of  Responsible Resource Development

Program code: 5623

Location

External

Duration

3 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Responsible Resource Development

The Responsible Resource Development program is for both industry professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge base, as well as graduates planning on exploring future career opportunities within the sector. This unique program will provide graduates with in-depth understanding of sustainability and its role in the extractives industry; facilitate the development of higher order skill sets in problem solving, effective communication, project management and teamwork, in addition to content specialisation for a more holistic approach to future career development. Through the Sustainable Mineral Institute's community, students will have access to Australian and global industry experts through courses delivered in flexible and intensive modes, providing face time with lecturers through online webinars and periodic campus workshops.

To help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector, the Responsible Resource Development program will be built around two common core courses, engaging directly with the sustainable development agenda. The program structure will give students the opportunity to take further courses in one of three thematic areas: environment, health and safety, and community relations.

Summary

  • Program code
    5623
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. A minimum of two years practical experience in a related field is required.

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Responsible Resource Development will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Responsible Resource Development 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 Responsible Resource Development. 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 Responsible Resource Development at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Responsible Resource Development 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 Master of Responsible Resource Development.

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

Community Relations

Coordinated by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), the Community Relations field will provide knowledge and skills relevant to all aspects of the interactions between resource companies and their associated communities. This innovative specialisation provides a professionalisation pathway for community relations practitioners and others working with communities in the resources sector. The program involves leading academics and industry practitioners from the global resources sector, and covers the latest developments in topics relating to resource projects and community relations. These courses will equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to understand, engage with, and contribute to the development of communities that are impacted by resource extraction and related activities.

Environment

Coordinated by the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR), the Environment field will guide students through issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable mining in the extractives industry. Today's best practice requires skilled mining professionals who can identify environmental issues and implement integrated environmental management plans. These courses will cover the latest developments in environmental management, vegetation and habitat rehabilitation, mine waste management, water management, and managing the complexities of post-mining landscapes.

Health and Safety

Coordinated by the Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre (MISHC), the Health and Safety field of specialisation offers technically comprehensive courses to equip students with an understanding of the concepts and issues connected to minerals industry risk management and the skills to implement good practice in their operations. The courses will cover a range of key Health and Safety topic areas including risk management, human factors engineering, occupational health and safety in mining, and incident investigation and analysis. The use of current case studies enables students to explore practical mining industry outcomes that can be applied to their own work context, bringing together innovative research and industry knowledge to create safer and healthier working environments.

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 $45,120
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Responsible Resource Development for the 2020 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

Apply now

Applications for the Master of Responsible Resource Development can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Responsible Resource Development is 5623. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Responsible Resource Development will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Important dates

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

The closing date for the Master of Responsible Resource Development 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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