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Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy)

Course Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of professional metallurgists with an undergraduate qualification in this field. It will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in extractive metallurgy and provide you with the knowledge and qualifications required to further your career in the minerals industry.

You will choose from a range of higher level coursework units to complement your educational background and career aspirations. You will also undertake project work which may involve research, field and laboratory work and you will complete a written report and/or dissertation on your findings.

Please note that this course includes three units that require you to attend laboratory sessions, totalling two or three days per semester, at the Kalgoorlie campus.

Career opportunities

Careers for extractive metallurgy specialists include in-house specialists in mining and chemical companies, consultants, academics and researchers.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. If you hold a Curtin Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy or Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Engineering), or equivalent, you can be granted up to 100 points of CRL. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered in your application.


The equivalent of one semester's worth of units may be taken from other universities such as the University of Queensland, towards this degree with the approval of the course coordinator.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy) page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have a three-year Australian-recognised degree in extractive metallurgy or a closely related discipline, with a course weighted average of 65% or above in final year, plus at least two years of appropriate experience. Applicants with the required experience and a four-year specialist extractive metallurgy degree may be eligible for credits for recognised learning. Applicants with other qualifications and experience may only be admitted with the consent of the appropriate senior academic. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.0, Speaking- 6.0, Reading- 6.0, Listening- 6.0, Overall band score- 6.5.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $26,700, International: $72,800

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