Mineral Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mineral Science

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In this course you’ll be able to select both science and engineering disciplines electives to broaden your career prospects in the minerals industry.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1317
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Course Code

    • B1317
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

The processes of mineral extraction cover both science and engineering disciplines. In this course you’ll be able to select elective units across a range of study areas to broaden your career prospects in the minerals industry.

You’ll gain practical experience and have the opportunity to work with industry partners and the community on real-world issues. You’ll learn from world-class researchers and industry experts to develop a broad range of professional, problem solving and personal skills that are in high demand with employers.

If you’d like to complete a double major, Mineral Science can be combined with a range of options including Chemistry and Environmental Science, or you can create a double degree with other disciplines such as Law, Business and Management. Successful completion of the first year of Mineral Science will allow you to transfer to a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering or Environmental Engineering

You’ll have the opportunity for creative, independent research, by adding a one-year research project to your degree to gain Honours in Mineral Science, which you need to apply for the higher research degrees of Masters or PhD.

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for professional membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. You could pursue a career in mineral processing and metal extraction plants throughout Australia or work overseas in a range of roles including plant and project metallurgist, mill superintendent, operations manager, consultant or researcher.

CRICOS Code: 002977D

 

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • School

    • School of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Qualification

    • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mineral Science

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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Special Requirements

This course can be completed internally or externally. Students enrolling in units that have a practical component must make allowance for on-campus attendance to complete the practical work. The on-campus sessions for external students are generally held in a one week block for each unit; the dates are published in each unit guide.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
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