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Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-MERGEC Business and Law
Location Perth City
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus
Intake January, May or August

Note: Trimester 2 intake is not available for international students.

Duration 18 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Building upon foundation business and mining studies, this course will prepare you for more senior management roles within the mining and energy sectors. You will complete a range of coursework units focusing on economic, financial and management issues as they relate to the resources sector.

This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theories. They will equip you with a range of analytical and managerial skills suitable for senior management and decision making roles in resources, mining and energy companies.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

For entry into the Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics), all applicants must:

  1. Possess an undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university;
  2. Have a minimum three (3) years of professional work experience; and
  3. Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

Read the application requirements for further detail.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $29,800*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Science in Mineral and Energy Economics, which teaches sector-relevant analytical and managerial skills, was ranked the 6th best economics master degree in Australia in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Economics 2016.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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