Master of Economic Geology (S7W)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school, Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school, Spring school

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school, Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school, Spring school
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
This is a specialised Masters 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 the program co-ordinator, Dr Rob Scott to discuss their plans.

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 National Minerals Geoscience Masters program. Units aretaught by the University of Tasmania, the University of Western Australian, James Cook University and Curtin University.

Course structure

The Master of Economic Geology is a coursework master degree.

The course can be completed in either of 2 options (both totalling 200 points).

Option 1

Six units of coursework and 2 thesis units (a minimum of 4 units and 2 thesis units must be completed at the University of Tasmania).

Option 2

Eight units of coursework (a minimum of 4 units must be completed at the University of Tasmania).

Students complete 8 units overall for 200 total credit points. Students must choose at least one from a set of 5 units (Schedule Part A) in order to meet CLO3, and then choose other (Schedule Part B) as appropriate depending on if they choose option 1 or option 2.

Schedule

Choose at least one of the following units 

Exploration in data-rich environments, close to existing mines, has become a preferred method of increasing company resources in recent years. With this exploration philosophy in mind, this course aims to bring participants up to date with many of the latest…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Describes many of the major classes of ore deposits. Deposits covered in previous years include volcanic-hosted massive Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au sulfides, sediment-hosted Pb-Zn-Cu, carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn, Broken Hill-type, Proterozoic Cu-Au, Sn-W, porphyry Cu-Au, orogenic, Witwatersrand and Carlin-type Au, epithermal Au-Ag, Nickel and PGE,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of the course in Mineral Resources and sustainability will be to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to interact with society and build community relationships as they carry out mineral exploration and mining activities. The course…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Geophysics is a critical tool for mineral exploration. This unit will provide students with practical experience in collecting, processing and interpreting geophysical data sets and how those data sets can be used for ore deposit exploration and characterisation. The unit…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit teaches fundamental and advanced mapping and field skills suitable for use in the minerals industry, including field-based rock and mineral identification, fact and form surface mapping, "Anaconda-style" mapping, structural measurement and graphic logging techniques, and the use of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Feb

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

Choose between coursework units or 2 thesis units (KEA724 and KEA725)

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 (South America only) IOCG deposits. Unit includes studies of the regional and local geology for…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)

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

Covers current approaches to mapping, facies analysis and mineralisation in ancient and modern volcanic sequences. The unit introduces the processes and products of different eruption styles, contrasts in scale and structure of volcanoes, identification of key volcanic facies associations, and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This intensive 11-day short course provides 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 course provides a comprehensive introduction to the chemistry…

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

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

This unit will address emerging topics of interest and/or problems in economic geology and the mineral industry, which could include new mineral discoveries, novel analytical methodologies and data sets, new government data sets or issues of interest to members of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

First year of study on Master of Economic Geology Research Project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Second year of study on Master of Economic Geology Research Project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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.

Minerals Geoscience Masters (MGM) students from JCU and UWA wishing to enrol in UTAS units (KEA707 - KEA712) must complete a cross-institutional application form (PDF 972.9 KB).

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).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 69,088 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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