Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology (K5F)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Accelerated Study Period 1
Online
Semester 2, Winter school

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Online
Semester 2, Winter school
The Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology has been designed for those working as geoscientists, providing a detailed overview in the fundamentals of Economic Geology including the latest developments in mineral exploration, mining, and environmental management. The course introduces you to the theory, acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of a wide range of geological data sets that impact the mining value chain.

Taught by a team of highly qualified national and international experts from industry, academia, and government, the course is delivered through a series of intensive “face-to-face” learning opportunities, supported by extensive online content. You will be introduced to a range of techniques that improve the information that geologists produce in the mine environment that are relevant to mining engineers and metallurgists.

  • 1 Apply geo-scientific and data analysis methods to analyse contemporary minerals industry issues
  • 2 Infer ore formation processes and corresponding exploration strategies using geological, geophysical, and geochemical classification systems
  • 3 Communicate geological and regulatory knowledge to inform responsible and ethical decision making for a range of stakeholders
  • Focusing on practical content and skill development, your studies include research opportunities and field trips interstate and around Tasmania.

    Career outcomes

    The Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology is a great way to upskill in your current career as a geoscientist. Graduates will be capable of working on the technical elements of mineral exploration and mining projects nationally and internationally, as well as working in government (e.g., state and national geological surveys).

    For those wanting to continue their studies, this course creates a pathway to further study into the Master of Economic Geology.

    Course structure

    The Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology (GCertEconGeol) is a 2 x 25-credit point unit course that is completed in a minimum of 0.5 to a maximum of 2 years. Students must complete two units from the schedule – one core and one elective from a select list of units.

    This is a compulsory unit in the Master of Economic Geology, which would normally be taken as the first unit in the degree. This unit teaches the fundamental skills and theory needed by all economic geologists. Topics covered include: ore…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Online11 Week Session Apr

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is a compulsory unit in the Master of Economic Geology, which would normally be taken as the first unit in the degree. This unit teaches the fundamental skills and theory needed by all economic geologists. Topics covered include: ore…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Online11 Week Session Apr

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 1 unit from the following

    This unit gives students an up-to date review of the theory and practice of geochemistry, hydrology and geochronology as applied in mineral exploration, environmental management and studies of ore deposit genesis. The unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the chemistry…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit gives students an up-to date review of the theory and practice of geochemistry, hydrology and geochronology as applied in mineral exploration, environmental management and studies of ore deposit genesis. The unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the chemistry…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Modern human society cannot function without minerals and the products made from them. As a major primary producer of a wide range of metals, mining plays a vital role in Australia’s economy and prosperity. However, major new ore deposits are…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Modern human society cannot function without minerals and the products made from them. As a major primary producer of a wide range of metals, mining plays a vital role in Australia’s economy and prosperity. However, major new ore deposits are…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Geodata Analytics explains and applies the fundamental concepts of database handling and manipulation, statistical analyses, pattern recognition and machine learning for the processing, analysis and modelling of large volumes of multivariate geoscience data. Rigorous approaches to integrating, analysing, visualising and…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Geodata Analytics explains and applies the fundamental concepts of database handling and manipulation, statistical analyses, pattern recognition and machine learning for the processing, analysis and modelling of large volumes of multivariate geoscience data. Rigorous approaches to integrating, analysing, visualising and…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This highly practical and largely field-based unit is one of three field-based Core Option units available in the Master of Economic Geology degree. Students must complete one of the field-based units (i.e. either KEA718, KEA707 or KEA708) as part of…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hobart11 Week Session Feb

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This highly practical and largely field-based unit is one of three field-based Core Option units available in the Master of Economic Geology degree. Students must complete one of the field-based units (i.e. either KEA718, KEA707 or KEA708) as part of…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hobart11 Week Session Feb

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Admission to Graduate Certificate courses at the University of Tasmania normally requires the prior completion of an AQF7 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree. Specific requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology are as follows:

     (i) a Bachelor of Science/Applied Science majoring in geoscience, or

    (ii) a minimum of two years' employment as a geoscientist in the minerals industry or government.

    To demonstrate eligibility for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology, applicants must provide a copy of their undergraduate academic transcript/s. Where seeking entry partly or solely based on an applicant’s previous professional experience, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details for two professional referees should be provided.

    Further information about Postgraduate courses at the University of Tasmania may be found here: https://www.utas.edu.au/study/postgraduate, and the online application enquiry form may be found here: https://www.utas.edu.au/study/apply.

    International applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology (K5F) must meet the same entry requirements as Domestic students. Additionally, international applicants from non-English speaking countries must meet the following English language test requirements:

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided.

    See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

     

    On completion of the GCertEconGeol. students can articulate into the Master of Economic Geology (S7W) with full credit (50-credit points).

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $17,569 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,138 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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