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Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy

GradDipMetall(Curtin) - GD-METALG Science and Engineering
Location Kalgoorlie
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full time

This course is for non-metallurgy scientists and engineers who wish to pursue a career in the minerals industry as extractive metallurgists.

It will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of the core areas of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy.

As a graduate, you could obtain employment in the extractive metallurgy sector of mining and chemical companies or further your career within the minerals industry.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in an engineering or science discipline, excluding an Australian extractive metallurgy degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy is an intermediate award for the Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy). Those with satisfactory grades in the graduate diploma can apply for progression to the master degree.

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.


A number of units include an on-campus laboratory requirement in Kalgoorlie. You will need to meet all travel and accommodation expenses incurred in meeting this requirement.


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. $26,700*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 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.

Credit for previous study

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

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates can obtain employment in the extractive metallurgy sector of mining and chemical companies, or further their careers within the minerals industry.

More information about Metallurgy