Federation University Australia

Graduate Diploma of Mining

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This course was created with the working engineer in mind.Study areas include engineering physics, modelling and change, mine surveying, production drilling and blasting, tunnelling and mine development.

Designed for

Mining engineers, other scientists and engineers


240 credit points, 16 courses.


  • Engineering Physics
  • Mine Surveying
  • Company Economics and Finance
  • Modelling and Change (Introductory Level)
  • Surface Mining Operations and Equipment
  • Mine Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Secrets of the Matrix
  • Planet Earth
  • Underground Production Systems
  • Materials Handling and Hoisting
  • Rock Mechanics Applications
  • Mine Planning and Scheduling
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Power Supply and Drainage
  • Production Drilling and Blasting
  • Tunnelling and Mine Development.

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a recognised 3-year Australian bachelor degree, or overseas equivalent. Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0
  • With no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.Relevant degree or diploma or lesser qualification with significant industrial experience. Applicants must complete and submit Additional Details Form.


The program has been accepted in some states as fulfilling all or part of the academic requirements for certain Mine Managers' Certificates. Students interested in this aspect should contact the department in their own state to determine which combination of courses is most suitable for their needs. Graduates may apply directly to Engineers Australia to undertake an individual assessment to assess eligibility for accreditation.

Study pathways

Students can continue their study with a Master of Mining Engineering

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $44,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $44,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

The program for domestic students is designed for full-time study over two years or part-time study over a four year period either via online learning or via block mode in the form of several full-time periods on campus of one week each, followed by assignments and practical work in the student's place of employment. Persons not wishing, or not able to, finish the program in minimum time may attend full or half sessions once or twice per year until the required number of courses have been completed. Completion in one year of full-time study is possible following consultation with the program coordinator.

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