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Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration

MSc(Curtin),MBA(Curtin) - MM-MECBAD Business and Law
Location Perth City
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus, partially online and on-campus
Intake January, May or August
Duration 2.5 years full-time

With the advantage of combining a specialisation in either Energy Economics or Mineral Economics with the Curtin MBA, the 450-credit MSc(MEE)/MBA is becoming a popular choice for students with experience in the resources area wanting consolidation of their business and management skills.

Students are streamed according to their undergraduate background into non-technical/business or technical/business options.

Reasons to choose Curtin for this course

DMEE offers one of only four Mineral and Energy Master of Science courses internationally and our student cohort represents 30 different countries. Originally established with the University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in the prominent mining town of Kalgoorlie (with which it maintains strong linkages), DMEE is now housed within the CGSB in Perth’s central business district. This complements the CGSB’s reputation as a leading provider of graduate management and leadership education with particular expertise in resources and energy markets.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from either the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business or the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics will be considered qualified for entry. Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

Note: All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

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.


Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.

Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.


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. $33,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 450 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.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

How this course will make you industry ready

The teaching programs are offered in a highly flexible way to cater for busy professionals endeavouring to balance work and study commitments, and for students working on a fly-in-fly-out basis.

While the courses have a strong theoretical base, they are characterised by their practical relevance. All teaching faculty have considerable experience in industry. Participants also benefit from the global popularity of the courses providing great opportunities for international perspectives to be shared and for long-term international contacts and networks to be established.

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