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2012 Master of Economic Geology(S7R)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart: This course is usually only offered on a part-time, external basis. Students that are considering taking the course on a full-time basis must contact the program co-ordinator, Dr Robert Scott.
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Dr Robert Scott (03) 6226 2786, email


Special Note: This Masters course has been approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

This is a specialised master degree course in Economic Geology specifically designed for industry and government geologists. It is the nucleus of the postgraduate teaching program at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and forms part of the National Minerals Geoscience Masters Program.

The course is usually only offered on a part-time, external basis. Only students that can provide evidence of financial and logistical support, and provide a research proposal will be considered for full-time admission. Students that are considering taking the course on a full-time basis must contact theprogram co-ordinator, Dr Tony Webster to discuss their plans.

Admission & Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science with Honours is the normal entry qualification. However, for students without this qualification the entry requirements will depend on whether the applicants come from a professional industry background.

Applicants from industry without a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree will require the following:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Applied); and
  • A minimum of two years' experience working as a professional geologist in industry or a government institution; and
  • Completion of a significant geological company report or paper, based on some aspect of work carried out during employment as a professional geologist.

Course Objectives

Course objectives are to increase and update the knowledge and skills required by geoscientists for the exploration and exploitation of mineral deposits. These objectives are accomplished through completion of six short courses and an in depth research project OR eight short courses. The courses will cover a spectrum of topics relevant to the exploration mining industries.

Career Outcomes

This course is for geoscientists who want to increase their knowledge and skills, while gaining a thorough up-date of advances across the spectrum of economic geology.

Professional Recognition

The UTAS program is part of the G4 National Masters course. Units will be taught by the University of Tasmania, the University of Western Australia, James Cook University and Curtin University (WA School of Mines).

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