Master of Engineering Science (Mining Geomechanics)
MEngSc(Curtin) - 196904Science and Engineering
In this course you will take a series of coursework units which deal with modern methodologies in mining and mine environmental geomechanics. The flexible course structure allows you to choose units to suit your educational background and future professional needs. Upon completion of the coursework component, you will undertake either a design and research project or a major research project and dissertation.
Graduates may become geotechnical specialists or well-informed managers in the resources sector. Careers for geotechnical specialists include in-house specialists in mining and petroleum companies, consultants, academics, researchers and technical specialists for mining related organisations.
Credit for previous study
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).
Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.
Credits needed to graduate: 250
|Blast Engineering 603||2.5||12.5|
|Engineering Rock Mechanics 601||25.0||12.5|
|Environmental Geomechanics 604||2.5||12.5|
|Geological Engineering 601||25.0||12.5|
|Geomechanics Project Management 604||25.0||12.5|
|Mine Backfill 603||25.0||12.5|
|Mine Seismicity 603||25.0||12.5|
|Minewater Engineering 602||2.0||12.5|
|Mining Project 605||25.0||25.0|
|Numerical Analysis 601||2.5||12.5|
|Numerical Modelling 602||2.0||12.5|
|Numerical Modelling 603||25.0||12.5|
|Probability and Risk in Geomechanics 604||2.5||12.5|
|Rock Slope Engineering 602||2.5||12.5|
|Rock Support and Reinforcement 603||25.0||12.5|
|Rock Testing and Instrumentation 602||2.5||12.5|
|Rockmass Characterisation 601||2.5||12.5|
|Underground Rock Engineering 604||2.5||12.5|
Other postgraduate degrees in Mining Geomechanics
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A four-year bachelor degree with honours in a relevant discipline or a Graduate Certificate in Mining Geomechanics.
Those with lesser qualifications should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Mining Geomechanics.
It is recommended that students complete the course within four years.
Part-time or full-time
1.5 years full-time
This course is designed to be a two year part-time course, however it is possible to complete it in 18 months of full-time study.
The course is offered in a block release format where students undertake up to four units over an intensive three week period.
A maximum of eight units may be offered in any calendar year.
Fees (indicative first year only)
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