Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy at Murdoch University, Australia

The Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy can be helpful if you are already working in the minerals industry and want to advance your career by learning more about extractive metallurgy (i.e. Masters or PhD).

Campus Perth Campus

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy can be helpful if you are already working in the minerals industry and want to advance your career by learning more about extractive metallurgy (i.e. Masters or PhD).


You'll learn about the fundamental economic and financial issues that influence the sector of natural resources and gain knowledge of the extraction and refinement processes entailed in comminution, pyrometallurgy, and hydrometallurgy.


You will learn about the essential elements of feed and product minerals, the unit operations performed at metallurgical and mineral processing facilities, and how to do hands-on work to hone your information access, communication, and mineral identification abilities. 


Working with tools used in the mineral processing industry in laboratories can also help you obtain real-world experience.

What you will study

  • Advanced mineral processing

  • Practical metallurgical processing

  • Extractive metallurgy techniques

  • Hydrometallurgical processes

  • Process mineralogy

Learning Outcomes 


  1. To educate students about current methods for extracting base metals from natural ores and synthetic raw materials.


  1. To improve students' ability to calculate heat, mass, and thermodynamics for base metal extraction in an exact manner.


  1. To improve students' ability to independently comprehend the significance of the results of these computations.


  1. To aid pupils in developing teamwork skills while they evaluate the significance of the results of their calculations.


  1. To improve the students' decision-making skills so they can create, improve, manage, and profit from non-ferrous extractive metallurgical processes.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible for professional membership in the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Many individuals seeking this degree will already be employed as chemists or engineers in the mining industry. Other graduates may look forward to employment in:


  1. Mining and mineral processing operations

  2. Metal extraction plants and refineries

  3. Engineering design and consulting firms

  4. Metallurgical process research  

  5. development companies

  6. minerals resources sector

  7. Legal firms involved in the management 

Admission Requirements

A diploma from a college or university with a valid bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7 or higher), or an equal level of training. Students with alternate, sufficient preparation may also be admitted. 


Before being admitted, students who don't already have a solid background in chemistry, thermodynamics, physics, and math must take additional preparatory courses.

English Language Requirements

  • A scaled score of 50% or more in ATAR English,

  • (IELTS) overall score of 6.0

  • Successful completion of a university enabling course

  • A score of 140 or more in the Written English component of the STAT test

  • Successful completion of either a diploma (AQF Level 5 or higher)

  • Two university-level units (AQF Level 7 or higher).

Tuition Fees and Scholarships


Tuition Fee - AUD 32,160 for the entire course.

Scholarships

You can maximize your educational experience by applying for a financial aid award. We provide scholarships and awards to children from all walks of life, whether they are great achievers or have overcome adversity. 


Check out our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for as a new Murdoch student, as well as what's available throughout your degree.

$34,920 per course
  • Level
    PGD
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, CAE, PTE, TOEFL (IBT)
  • Scholarship
    10% tuition fee deduction