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Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy)

MEngScMetall(Curtin) - MC-METALG Science and Engineering
Location Kalgoorlie
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full time or part-time equivalent

This course is designed to meet the needs of professional metallurgists with an undergraduate qualification in this field. It will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in extractive metallurgy and provide you with the knowledge and qualifications required to further your career in the minerals industry.

You will choose from a range of higher level coursework units to complement your educational background and career aspirations. You will also undertake project work which may involve research, field and laboratory work and you will complete a written report and/or dissertation on your findings.

Please note that this course includes three units that require you to attend laboratory sessions, totalling two or three days per semester, at the Kalgoorlie campus.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in extractive metallurgy or a closely related discipline, with a course-weighted average of 65 percent or above in the final year, or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Graduate diploma in metallurgy. Candidates applying via this pathway may be eligible for
    credit for recognised learning, OR
  • Other qualifications and experience at an equivalent level to the previous two pathways. Candidates applying via this pathway will only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.

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.


The equivalent of one semester's worth of units may be taken from other universities such as the University of Queensland, towards this degree with the approval of the course coordinator. 


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. 400 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 credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. If you hold a Curtin Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy or Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Engineering), or equivalent, you can be granted up to 100 points of CRL. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered in your application. 

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Careers for extractive metallurgy specialists include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers.

More information about Metallurgy