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Graduate Diploma in Mining

GradDipMine(Curtin) - GD-MINING 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 designed to help you enter the mining industry. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the mining industry and become particularly familiar with mining engineering methods.

This course is designed for those outside the discipline of mining engineering who wish to become knowledgeable in the specialist skills of the mining industry and in particular become familiar with mining engineering methods. It prepares you for positions in the mining industry, both operational and management, in both open-pit and underground work and partially satisfies the entry requirements for the postgraduate Master of Engineering Science (Mining) study.

The Master of Engineering Science (Mining) is available for further studies upon completion of this course.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in applied geology or civil, geological or geotechnical engineering, OR
  • Recognised bachelor degree in surveying, or mechanical or metallurgical engineering plus
    relevant work experience. Candidates via this pathway will be considered on a case-by-case

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.


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

No recognition of prior learning (RPL) is considered for this course. The course will be structured to suit your individual background.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates may be employed as underground and/or open pit mining engineers or quarry managers, or hold other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained.

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