Kick-start your career in the resources industry with a mineral science degree.

The minerals industry contributes more than AUS $50 billion to the Australian economy each year - and continues to grow.

This is good news for mineral science graduates facing abundant career opportunities in the years to come in roles such as plant and project metallurgists, mill superintendents, operations managers, or consultants and researchers in commercial laboratories, research institutions or universities.

Do you have a passion for being part of a rapidly expanding global dynamic industry?

On this practically-based course you develop your knowledge about the nature and extraction and use of minerals and metals including gold, silver, diamond, platinum, copper, nickel, iron, steel, silicon and aluminium.

You will also discover how other extracted materials have become integral to our everyday existence, particularly for power generation, transportation, building and construction and technology.

Access our state-of-the-art teaching facilities

Our practical training courses cover areas including extractive metallurgy, process control, and instrumentation and operational management using our own equipment in our own teaching labs and pilot plant.

You will also visit mine-sites and metallurgical plants, and be given access to opportunities for interstate or overseas vacation employment and university-industry scholarships.

On graduation, you will become eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and be able to progress to engineering and higher level research degrees such as MPhil and PhD.