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Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources

Overview

Enhance your scientific and technical knowledge and accelerate your career in the dynamic minerals sector.

Whether your goal is to enhance your scientific and technical knowledge, accelerate your career, or gain entry into the dynamic minerals sector, this six-month Graduate Certificate program will support your professional aspirations.

You'll learn from experts with applied research backgrounds to ensure you gain the latest scientific knowledge. Experienced industry associates will also explore with you a range of strategies for practical implementation that puts this knowledge into industry contexts.

Not only will you advance your knowledge in key specialist areas of the minerals industry, but you'll also develop analytical skills that enable you to critically assess complex industry problems, and investigate and resolve operational problems in a safe and commercially efficient manner.

On completion of these programs, you may also be eligible for membership of professional bodies such as the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Geological Society of Australia, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5041
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$20520 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5041
CRICOS Code
029215B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from experts with applied research backgrounds.
  • Choose from 25 specialist courses, including geology, geophysics and information systems.
  • Develop analytical skills enabling you to critically assess complex industry problems.
  • Boost your career prospects in mineral and resource exploration in Australia and overseas

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Industrial Applications of Exploration Geophysics
  • Ore Deposits & Exploration Geology
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Advanced Earth Observation Sciences

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Exploration geologist
  • Exploration geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Mining surveyor
  • Resource development geologist
  • Geotechnical geologist
  • Modelling geologist
  • Geotechnical engineer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$76K–$87K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale; or

5 years of work experience in the same discipline.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale; or

5 years of work experience in the same discipline.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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 web-based delivery mode, enabling international students to take the courses in their home countries.
  • Students may need hardware/software required for access to 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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,520

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate 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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $14,700

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units in one semester).

The fee for part-time study would be proportionately less. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are offered in this program on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition-fee-paying basis.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit