Minerals Geoscience Masters

Minerals Geoscience Masters

Course code

100404

Coures type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

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 Dean, College of Science, Technology and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

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:

6 credit points Special Project plus 18 credit points of subjects (MGM-OPT-GR1-24U)

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:

12 credit points Research Dissertation plus 12 credit points of subjects (MGM-OPT-GR2-24U)

Select 12 credit points of specified Research Dissertation subjects from Table 1 or Table 2

PLUS

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

OPTION 3:

6 credit points Special Project, plus 12 credit points Research Dissertation; plus 6 credit points of subjects (MGM-OPT-GR3-24U)

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

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified Research Dissertation subjects from Table 1 or Table 2

PLUS

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

Table 1:

Research Dissertation Full-Time (100404-FTDIS-12)

EA5531:06 Research Dissertation Part 1 of 2

EA5532:06 Research Dissertation Part 2 of 2

Table 2:

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

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

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 student 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

Award title

MINERALS GEOSCIENCE MASTERS

Approved abbreviation

MMinGeoSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable