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Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy (GradDipExtMet)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy (GradDipExtMet)
Course Code G1034
Study Level Graduate Diploma
School School of Engineering and Information Technology
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Aleks Nikoloski | Email: A.Nikoloski@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2835

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy (GradDipExtMet)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Diploma provides specialised training in the core disciplines of extractive metallurgy - mineral processing, process mineralogy, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. It has been devised for the benefit of graduates from related fields of study currently working in the minerals industry who now find they need specialised knowledge in extractive metallurgy, and others who wish to prepare for a higher degree in extractive metallurgy (i.e. Masters or PhD).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) or higher, or equivalent training, in a relevant area. Students with alternative satisfactory preparation may also be admitted. Students who do not have equivalent knowledge and background in chemistry, thermodynamics, physics and mathematics will be required to undertake additional preparatory units prior to admission.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements This course is best suited for part-time students or overseas students who wish to study for a higher degree in extractive metallurgy. Attendance at on-campus laboratory sessions is a requirement in the practicum unit.
Employment Prospects Many students taking this qualification will already be employed in the minerals industry as engineers or chemists. Other graduates can expect to find employment in mineral processing and metal extraction plants throughout Australia and overseas.
Professional Recognition Diplomates are eligible for professional membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Professional Accreditation Recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

ENG193 Introduction to the Minerals Industry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENG524 Process Unit Operations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG565 Mineralogy for Metallurgists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENG566 Advanced Mineral Processing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG527 Extractive Metallurgy I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG528 Extractive Metallurgy II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENG562 Practical Metallurgical Processing - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-external, Y-external

Or other units with permission of the Academic Chair.

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