Master of Ore Deposit Geology
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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Careers and further study
Explore the career opportunities available to you.
The Master of Ore Deposit can greatly increase your career opportunities in the minerals industry. Upon graduation, you will have gained knowledge of geological, geophysical and geochemical methods as applied to understanding key processes and factors controlling the formation of ore deposits.
Resource companies, consulting companies, state and federal government agencies will undeniably be looking at your profile and interested in your new skills.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.
Postgraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.
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Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
Postgraduate – onshore students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2)(a) a Bachelor of Geology or Geoscience with Honours, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.
Ranking and Selection Process
English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Non-standard teaching period.
- Please refer to the UWA Handbook
We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Why study this course?
- Study at UWA and benefit from strong collaboration with the minerals industry
- Strengthen your geoscientific, computing, exploration and management skills
- Gain opportunities to undertake field excursions with research leaders in earth sciences to mineralised regions in Australia and overseas
What you'll learn
- Knowledge of geological, geophysical and geochemical methods as applied to understanding key processes and factors controlling the formation ore deposits
- Knowledge of key methods used in professional practice to improve geological, computing, exploration and management skills
- Cognitive and technical skills to evaluate concepts and complex geoscientific datasets in the formation, exploration for and evaluation of ore deposits
- Technical and communication skills through hands-on practical experience, field excursions and research activity that contribute to professional practice and scholarship.
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