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Master of Responsible Resource Development

Delivery location

External

Duration

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

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Sustainable development is vital to the mining sector, but also presents a raft of practical challenges. This program will teach you how to manage different social, environmental, safety and risk considerations, so you can achieve the best possible outcomes.

  • The Master of Responsible Resource Development is designed both for current industry professionals who want to improve or update their knowledge and for new graduates who want to diversify their career options.
  • Complete compulsory courses about sustainable development. You'll study the history and theory of sustainability, how it's being addressed by industry at local, national and international levels, the use of relevant tools, and more.
  • Choose one specialised field of study from three different options. Fields are intended to deepen your knowledge of the role of sustainability in the extractives industry and will advance your skills in areas such as research, leadership, and management.
  • Undertake a research project on a topic relevant to community, environment, or risk management in the mineral resources sector. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, including defining a topic, reading widely, and report writing.

Engage directly with the sustainable development agenda.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Faculty of Engineering was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. Courses in this program are taught in conjunction with the Sustainable Minerals Institute, which is the world's leading research centre dedicated to sustainability in the resources sector.

  • In the classroom

    Flexible study options

    Don't worry, we know you're busy – that's why courses are available online. Instead of attending classes on campus, you'll engage with online modules and discussions. Some courses may have field trip requirements – contact the Faculty for details.

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 3 fields of study available in the Master of Responsible Resource Development.

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Summary

  • Program code
    5623
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

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, 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 Immigration and Border Protection, or contact UQ International for more information.

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

The Environment field of study will guide you through the many issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable mining in the extractive industries. The sector needs skilled mining professionals who can identify environmental problems and implement integrated environmental management plans. Courses cover the latest developments in environmental management, vegetation and habitat rehabilitation, mine waste management, water management, and managing the complexities of post-mining landscapes. The Environment field of study is coordinated by the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation.

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety field of study offers a comprehensive range of technical courses to help you understand risk management in the minerals industry. Courses cover a range of key health and safety topics, including risk management, human-factors engineering, occupational health and safety, and incident investigation and analysis. Courses emphasise the skills required to implement best practice standards. Case studies are used to explore how theories and concepts are applied on-the-job. This field brings together innovative research and industry knowledge to create safer and healthier working environments. The Health and Safety field of study is co-ordinated by the Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre.

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 $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Responsible Resource Development for the 2018 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.

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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 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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