Courses & Units

Course rules for S7W Master of Economic Geology

Entry
1    In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.


2    Candidates of the degree shall hold a Bachelor of Science (Hons) or possess a Bachelor of Science with at least two years postgraduate industry experience.

3    Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter described, in not less than two years of full time study (or its equivalent) and not more than five years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure
4    The course is jointly offered by the Economic Geology Centres of the University of Tasmania, the University of Western Australia, James Cook University and Curtin University. Students will be required to enrol at either the University of Tasmania, the University of Western Australia, or James Cook University as their 'home' university.

[i]    To qualify for the degree the candidate shall obtain 200% by satisfying one of the following options:


(a)    Coursework and thesis
Students will be required to undertake six units of coursework as outlined in the schedule.  For University of Tasmania-based students, at least four of the six coursework units must be taken at the University of Tasmania, and up to two units at other participating universities.  All units will carry a 25% weight and have similar evaluation mechanisms.  In addition, students will need to complete a focussed 50% weighted thesis which will be internally examined.

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(b)    Coursework only
Students will be required to undertake eight units of coursework as outlined in the schedule.  For University of Tasmania-based students, at least four of the eight coursework units must be taken at the University of Tasmania, and up to four units at other participating universities.  All units will carry a 25% weight and have similar evaluation mechanisms.

[ii]    The units which may be included for this degree shall be in accordance with the Schedule accompanying this specification.


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[i]    Units may be counted toward the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with the prerequisites determined by the Faculty and as summarised in the Schedule.
[ii]    Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
[iii]    In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of Paragraph 3.
Credit for study at another institution.

6    A maximum of four units undertaken at the University of Western Australia, James Cook University, and Curtin University (each with a 25% weight) may be credited toward the degree. These external units will have the same teaching pattern and method of assessment as the units at the University of Tasmania.

Passes in subjects or units in other postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Master of Economic Geology, provided the Faculty may specifiy what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the Master of Economic Geology.


Miscellaneous
7    The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.
[i]    These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Master of Economic Geology prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards this degree by that date.
[ii]    Candidates who have passed units toward the Master of Economic Geology under the specifications in force prior to 1 July 2014 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Economic Geology with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those degree specification operating at the time of their admission to candidature [a].


8    The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Economic Geology shall be MEconGeol.


[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.