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What will I learn?

Extractive metallurgists extract and purify metals and other products from ores obtained through mining operations. They have a strong understanding of chemistry, environmental science and mineralogy.

In this course you will learn to develop, optimise and manage the operation of metallurgical processing plants in an economical and environmentally responsible way. These plants transform low-value raw materials into useful, high-value mineral and metal products.

You will cover the chemical, physical, economic, environmental and sustainable principles and practices for the extraction of metals from ores.

Your first year of study will be at our main campus in Perth. Your second year will be in Perth or Kalgoorlie, and your final year will be in Kalgoorlie, which can help you maximise your exposure to industry and potential future employers.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

Careers

Metallurgist
Plant metallurgist
Process metallurgist
Processing consultant

Industries

Banking and finance
Minerals and mining
Research and development

What you'll learn

Think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical an rational processes to analyse minerals and metallurgical technology practice
Access, evaluate and synthesise minerals and metallurgical information from multiple sources
Communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline of minerals engineering and metallurgy
Apply minerals and metallurgical scientific principles to metallurgical process operation
Use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations, when applied to minerals and metallurgical information
Demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
Describe and apply international best practice standards in minerals engineering and metallurgical methods and technologies
Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
Work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

061600D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,891) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $97,400

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Dubai Campus

Curtin University,

Block 11, 4th floor, Dubai International Academic City,

345031, DUBAI, UAE

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,891) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $97,400 (This fee is for 2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin Mauritius

Telfair,

80829, MOKA, Mauritius

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12. 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) - Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 58; Overall band score – 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 169; C2 Proficiency (CPE) - 190 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 176. Better in 12th grade and a combined score of at least 1090 out of 1600 in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum of 510 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing and 500 in Math component or a composite score of 24.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics and chemistry or physics.

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 - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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

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