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.
Australian & NZ Students
You must have a three-year Australian-recognised degree in extractive metallurgy or a closely related discipline, with a course weighted average of 65% or above in final year, plus at least two years of appropriate experience. Applicants with the required experience and a four-year specialist extractive metallurgy degree may be eligible for credits for recognised learning.
Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Mineral Processing Techniques- Comminution and Separation
Process Control Techniques
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Mineral Processing Techniques- Flotation and Dewatering
Process Mineralogy Techniques
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Process Engineering Advanced
Minerals Engineering Techniques
Mining and Metallurgy Research Literature Review
SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Process Design Advanced
OPTIONAL UNITS TO SELECT FROM IN YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Metallurgical Chemistry Techniques
Mine Management and Governance
Careers for extractive metallurgy specialists include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers.
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