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Master of Engineering Science (Mining)

MEngSc(Curtin) - MC-MINING Science and Engineering
Location Kalgoorlie
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or online
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full time or part-time equivalent

This course is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation. There are two major options: Mine Geotechnical and Mine Planning and Management.

The course and majors are suitable if you wish to gain specialist knowledge in mining engineering or are a graduate currently working within the mining industry and want to significantly upgrade your knowledge with a view to furthering your career in this field.

Individualised project topics are developed with a nominated supervisor. Career paths for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining companies or employment as consultants, academics and researchers.

Graduates may obtain employment within these sectors or further their current career in mining engineering in the minerals industry.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in mining engineering or a closely related discipline, with a course-weighted average of at least 65 percent or equivalent, OR
  • Graduate diploma in mining or a closely related discipline. 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.


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 Mining or a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering), you may receive up to 100 credits for recognised learning. 

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Careers for mining professionals include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers. Graduates can expect to obtain employment within these sectors or to further their current careers in mining engineering within the minerals industry.

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