What will I learn?

This course will help you enter, and develop a detailed knowledge of the mining industry.

It will enable you to become knowledgeable in specialist skills, particularly mining engineering methods. It prepares you for operational and management positions, in both open-pit and underground work.

The Master of Engineering Science (Mining) is available for further studies upon completion of this course.

Career information

Graduates may be employed as underground and/or open pit mining engineers or quarry managers, or hold other senior management positions once the necessary experience is gained.

What you'll learn

Apply scientific, engineering and technological principles to mine development projects
Think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to analyse mine feasibility studies
Access, evaluate and synthesise mine planning and design information from multiple sources
Communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of mining engineering, using the written word and oral presentations
Apply information technologies and mining software tools to conduct mine feasibility studies
Demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
Describe mining in the global environment and apply best practice standards in mining methods and technologies
Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
Work in accordance with professional standards and demonstrate responsibility towards the broader community, work in teams.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,800.00 (20,23,555) per year
Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Kalgoorlie Campus

95 Egan Street,


Western Australia,

6430, KALGOORLIE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary institution. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

You require a bachelor degree in applied geology or civil/geological/geotechnical engineering from a recognised institution. Some industrial experience is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor degree in surveying or mechanical/metallurgical engineering and relevant industrial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 (overall) Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Curtin University

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses