Graduate Diploma of Mining

Federation University Australia

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

The Graduate Diploma in Mining was created with the working engineer in mind. Intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers already involved with the mining industry, it is expected to appeal particularly to civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and construction engineers, geologists, metallurgists, surveyors and other professionals with an interest in mining practice. This program will build upon the knowledge already gained from invaluable industry experience. With a range of study modes available, from part time online learning to full time on campus study, this program can be tailored to suit your needs. The program 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.

Designed for

Mining engineers, other scientists and engineers

Structure

240 credit points, 16 courses.

Subjects

  • 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

Relevant degree or diploma or lesser qualification with significant industrial experience. Applicants must complete and submit Additional Details Form.

Recognition

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

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $43,200 Yes
  • External - 4 years
  • Flexible Delivery - 4 years
  • Part-time internal - 4 years
  • Full-time internal - 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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