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On Offer Yes
Award Graduate Diploma of Mining
Accepting Applications Currently accepting applications
Program Coordinator Dr Michael Tuck
Contact Hours (per week) Approx 40 hours
Classes Held

Distance or block mode - dependant on student status (refer below)

Domestic students
Domestic students (Australian Citizens or permanent residents) may undertake this program completely via distance education (including assessments) or by block mode on campus study. It is also possible for domestic students to undertake this program via a combination of distance and block mode study.

International Students
International students must undertake this program as a full time student via block mode delivery at our Mt Helen campus in order to meet international student visa requirements.

Commences Mt Helen - Semester 2, 2014 and Semester 1, 2015 / Distance Delivery - year round
Program Outline

The Graduate Diploma in Mining was created with the working engineer in mind. Intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers already involved with the mining industry, it is expected to appeal particularly to civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and construction engineers, geologists, metallurgists, surveyors and other professionals with an interest in mining practice. This program will build upon the knowledge already gained from invaluable industry experience.

With a range of study modes available, from part time distance education to full time on campus study, this program can be tailored to suit your needs.

The program is designed for part-time study# over a two year period either via distance education or via block mode in the form of four full-time periods on campus of one week each, followed by assignments and practical work in the student's place of employment.

Persons not wishing, or not able to, finish the program in minimum time may attend full or half sessions once or twice per year until the required number of courses have been completed. Completion in one year of full-time study is possible following consultation with the program coordinator.

# Domestic students only, international students are required to study full-time at the Mt Helen Campus.


Career Opportunities

Mining Engineers are in high demand in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. The broad education offered by the School of Science, IT & Engineering enables students to find employment in a wide range of resource related industries, including consulting. Mining Engineers work in all parts of the industry from feasibility studies through to mine design, to managing actual production and sales.

Our graduates are found working in positions including: Graduate Engineers, Mine planning engineers, mine managers, Ventilation officers and engineers, geotechnical roles, consultants and many other roles.

What does a Mining Engineer do?

Mining Engineers work together with geologists to investigate and carry out the extraction of ore bodies and mineral deposits, as well as the extraction of non-metallic ores and fuels such as coal and uranium.

They are responsible for planning the safest and most cost effective way of removing minerals from the ground, rivers or the sea bed. They may be involved with designing, installing and supervising the use of mining machinery and equipment and for inspecting the progress of mining operations.

Mining Engineers are responsible for protecting conditions for both people and the environment in the vicinity of mines.

Program Rules and Requirements

Successful completion of eight courses from the program schedule listed below.

Program Content

Listed below is the schedule of courses for the Graduate Diploma of Mining.

Not all courses are offered on campus every semester - please refer to appropriate timetable for courses currently on offer on campus (refer to "Classes Section" above). Students undertaking distance education may select from any of the following courses.

All students must successfully complete eight courses from this list.

ENMIN 5100 - Mine Power Supply & Drainage
ENMIN 5110 - Production Drilling & Blasting
ENMIN 5120 - Tunnelling & Mine Development
ENMIN 5130 - Underground Production Systems
ENMIN 5140 - Materials Handling & Hoisting
ENMIN 5150 - Company Economics & Finance
ENMIN 5160 - Rock Mechanics Applications
ENMIN 5017 - Ore Reserve Estimation
ENMIN 5018 - Surface Mining Operations & Equipment
ENMIN 5019 - Computer Applications In Mining
ENMIN 5020 - Mine Safety & Environmental Engineering
ENMIN 5021 - Mine Surveying
ENMIN 5023 - Mine Ventilation
ENMIN 7010 - Mine Planning and Scheduling
ENMIN 7020 - Advanced Mine Ventilation
ENMIN 7030 - Advanced Rock Mechanics
ENMIN 7040 - Advanced Rock Breakage


Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

The program has been accepted in some states as fulfilling all or part of the academic requirements for certain Mine Managers' Certificates. Students interested in this aspect should contact the department in their own state to determine which combination of courses is most suitable for their needs.

Graduates may apply directly to Engineers Australia to undertake an individual assessment to assess eligibility for accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the tuition fee cover the cost for study materials and postage? Yes it does.

School/Department

School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering (Ref 09169)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: http://www.federation.edu.au/schools/school-of-science-and-technology

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://federation.edu.au/international
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code EP4
VTAC Code NA
Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 120
Duration (EFTSL) 1 -2 years
Other Study Costs

Additional cost for excursions and specialised equipment.

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx. $60.00

Objectives The Graduate Diploma of Mining is intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers involved with the mining industry. It is expected to appeal particularly to civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and construction engineers, geologists, metallurgists, surveyors and other professionals with an interest in mining practice.
Duration

Block Mode, Distance - 2 years

Full time on campus - 1 year

Location

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method All applicants are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit www.federation.edu.au/apply
Entry Requirements Relevant degree or diploma or lesser qualification with significant industrial experience.
Extra Requirements There are no extra requirements for entry into this program.
  Equivalent overseas qualifications may be accepted. Students with lesser qualifications but substantial industrial experience may also be admitted.
Pathways/Alternate Entry

For pathways information please visit our Engineering pathways webpage.

Indicative Fees Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of a relevant Australian bachelor degree or diploma, in engineering, science or business, or lesser qualification with significant industrial experience, or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

CRICOS Program Code 001506K
FedUni Code EP4
Duration (International) 1 year
Assessment Tutorial questions, Design Projects and Practical Reports.
Other Study Costs

Additional cost for excursions and specialised equipment.

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx. $60.00

RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at international@federation.edu.au
Objectives The Graduate Diploma of Mining is intended as continuing education for scientists and engineers involved with the mining industry. It is expected to appeal particularly to civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and construction engineers, geologists, metallurgists, surveyors and other professionals with an interest in mining practice.
Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat) via block mode delivery

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Extra Requirements - Int There are no additional entry requirements to enter this program other than the University Entry Requirements listed above.
    Pathways (International) This is not applicable to this program.
    Program Enquiries - International International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353
    Australia

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Web: federation.edu.au/international
    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

    A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
    Information correct as at 24/Sep/2014
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