Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, or Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: sees@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6455

Web: https://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, or Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above.

CRICOS Code: 029188M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources?

This program enables graduates to obtain an advanced knowledge in specialist plans related to the minerals industry. Students gain analytical skills that enable critical assessment of alternative solutions to complex industry problems. Graduates are equipped with an understanding of particular sections of the industry, and focus on investigating and resolving design and operational problems in a safe and efficient manner. The program provides professional postgraduate education in areas that impact directly upon the efficient technical, scientific and commercial management of the minerals industry.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, or Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above.

Additional application information

  • Courses are offered by short intensive modules, application exercises, and project.
  • Some courses may incur additional costs (e.g. field trips).
  • In certain plans, courses are offered in a web-based delivery mode, enabling international students to take the courses in their home countries.
  • Students may need hardware/software required to access the internet.
  • Some courses are offered only once each year, or in some years not at all. Students should enquire about the availability of courses early in the application process, and well before committing to travel to Brisbane.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for domestic students. CSP students pay a student contribution amount, rather than paying tuition fees. Domestic students who apply for entry to the program will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are limited and are not guaranteed for all domestic applicants. More information about Commonwealth supported places.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in geological science, geological engineering or related field, or Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 029188M

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

Careers

This program encompasses a range of mineral and petroleum exploration activities. Industry recognises the need for resource exploration and development professionals to keep up with modern developments in the science. Each area is coordinated by a principal supervisor with an applied research background, and also involves industry associates. Candidates can follow either a broad stream entirely within the scheduled subjects or may follow specialist streams of geophysics or geology to enhance employment opportunities.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #16 in total, comprising:

  • #8 from part A for one field; and
  • #8 from any combination of part A, part B or part C.
Students should contact the Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in any course.

Refer to GDipMinRes rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: