Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

This course provides specialised training in the core disciplines of earth science, process mineralogy, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy for a career in the mining, minerals and resources industries. The course consists of seven units: six core fully online units and one laboratory-based practical unit requiring on-campus attendance. Students should complete the six online units before attempting the practical component. The practical component consolidates the theoretical material covered in preceding units.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy students must complete seven units.

Students must accumulate 24 credit points; 6 units are worth 3 credit points, 1 unit is worth 6 credit points. This includes the 2 first level, 2 second level and 2 third level units, followed by a further 1 third level practicum unit.

Entry requirement


A recognised Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.

Applicants without university level chemistry, mathematics, physics or thermodynamics should contact the course coordinator.

Work experience

No specific experience is required, although experience in the mining industry is an advantage.

English language requirements

International students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL 550.

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