Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology (K5F)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 1 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
Winter school, 5 Week Session Sep
Distance Hobart
5 Week Session Sep

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

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.

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  • Apply established and novel methods of geoscientific investigation and data analysis to address a range of contemporary minerals industry issues, including ore deposit genesis and discovery, mineral processing, waste management and social responsibility.
  • Infer formation mechanisms and corresponding exploration strategies for different ore deposit types using classifications of mineralogy, chemistry, structural and stratigraphic features, and tectonic setting.
  • Guide responsible mineral industry stakeholder decision-making through exercising professional judgements informed by geological and regulatory knowledge.
  • Solve mineral industry problems through independent research by explaining the context and scope of a problem, identifying appropriate methods to address the problem, collecting and interpreting fit-for-purpose data, and drawing reasoned conclusions.
  • Appropriately contextualize and communicate geoscientific information to provide knowledge and/or inform decision making for various stakeholder groups, including academics, minerals industry professionals, governments, and First Nations and local communities.

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

You will complete 2 core units (50 credit points).

     

Schedule

This unit teaches the fundamental skills needed by all economic geologists. Concepts of key geological concepts, mineralogy, paragenesis, geochemistry and geophysical characteristics of ore-forming environments, and the impact of these data sets of ore genesis and exploration are taught. The…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

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

 
Choose one unit from the following:

Intensive two-week field-based unit taught entirely in either Indonesia or South America (Chile and Peru). Unit includes visits to world-class porphyry and epithermal deposits and (in South America only) IOCG deposits. Unit explains the regional and local geology of the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)

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 and studies of ore deposit genesis. The unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the chemistry of hydrothermal…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Geometallurgy involves a quantified and comprehensive approach to ore characterization in terms of critical processing attributes. These include blasting, crushing, grinding, liberation, recovery and environmental management. Key outcomes of improved geometallurgical knowledge are improved forecasting, reduced technical risk, enhanced economic…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

The GeoData Analytics course will be to provide industry-based geoscientists with an understanding of 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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

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.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $16,975 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 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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International
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