Minerals Geoscience Masters

Course Code

100404

Version

3

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor of Science degree with a Geology major, or Bachelor of Geology degree from this or another university; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

EA5024:06 Business and Financial Management in the Minerals Industry

EA5027:06 Advanced Field Training

EA5028:06 Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology

EA5029:06 Integrated Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing of Mineral Exploration Targets

Options

Select one of the following 3 options:

Option 1:

MGM-OPT-GR1-24U  – 6 credit point Research Dissertation plus 18 credit points of subjects as follows:

EA5026:06 Special Studies or Special Project approved by the program co-ordinator

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of external study from University of Tasmania and/or the University of Western Australia.

Option 2:

MGM-OPT-GR2-24U  – 12 credit point Research Dissertation plus 12 credit points of subject s as follows:

Select 12 credit points of specified full-time (100404-FTDIS-12) or part-time (100404-PTDIS) Research Dissertation subjects

Research Dissertation Full Time (100404-FTDIS-12)

EA5531:06 Research Dissertation Part 1 of 2

EA5532:06 Research Dissertation Part 2 of 2

or

Research Dissertation Part Time (100404-PTDIS-12)

EA5535:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 1 of 4

EA5536:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 2 of 4

EA5537:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 3 of 4

EA5538:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 4 of 4

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of external study from University of Tasmania and/or the University of Western Australia.

Option 3:

MGM-OPT-GR3-24U  – 6 credit point Special Project, plus 12 credit point Research Dissertation; plus 6 credit points of subjects as follows:

EA5026:06 Special Studies or Special Project approved by the program co-ordinator

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified full-time (100404-FTDIS-12) or part-time (100404-PTDIS) Research Dissertation subjects

Research Dissertation Full Time (100404-FTDIS-12)

EA5531:06 Research Dissertation Part 1 of 2

EA5532:06 Research Dissertation Part 2 of 2

or

Research Dissertation Part Time (100404-PTDIS-12)

EA5535:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 1 of 4

EA5536:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 2 of 4

EA5537:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 3 of 4

EA5538:03 Research Dissertation (Part Time) Part 4 of 4

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of external study from University of Tasmania and/or the University of Western Australia.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Optional external study is chosen from University of Western Australia, Master of Ore Deposit Geology and University of Tasmania, Master of Economic Geology.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable