||Graduate Diploma of Mining
||Applications for Semester 2 are now being accepted.
||Dr Michael Tuck
|Contact Hours (per week)
||Approx 40 hours
Online or block mode - dependant on student status (refer
Domestic students (Australian Citizens or permanent residents) may
undertake this program completely via online
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 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
||Semester 1 and 2, 2015 / Online learning - year round
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 online
learning to full time on campus study, this program can be tailored
to suit your needs.
The program is designed for full-time study over two years or
part-time study over a four year period either via online learning*
or via block mode in the form of several 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
The specialised education received in this program will allow
you to work at the highest levels within the resources and other
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:
Mine Managers, Mine planning engineers, Ventilation officers and
engineers, geotechnical roles, consultants and many other
You will be responsible for planning the safest and most cost
effective way of extraction of minerals from the ground, rivers or
the sea bed and 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 also tasked with protecting conditions for
both people and the environment in the vicinity of mines.
|Program Rules and Requirements
Successful completion of sixteen courses from the program
schedule listed below.
Listed below is the schedule of courses for the Graduate Diploma
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.
Following is a sample program structure.
Semester 1 (Bridging)
ENCOR 1015 Introductory Mathematics or Equivalent
SCGEO 1102 Earth Science or Equivalent
ENCOR2100 Fluids and Thermofluids or Equivalent
ENMIN 5150 Company Economics and Finance
ENCOR 1140 Calculus and Physics or Equivalent
ENMIN 5019 Computer Applications in Mining
ENMIN 5020 Mine Safety and Environmental Engineering
ENMIN 5021 Mine Surveying
ENMIN 5130 - Underground Production Systems
ENMIN 5140 - Materials Handling & Hoisting
ENMIN 5160 - Rock Mechanics Applications
ENMIN 5018 - Surface Mining Operations & Equipment
ENMIN 5023 - Mine Ventilation
ENMIN 5100 - Mine Power Supply & Drainage
ENMIN 5110 - Production Drilling & Blasting
ENMIN 5120 - Tunnelling & Mine Development
Please refer to Indicative Program Structure field for
an indication of fees payable for each course within this
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
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
|Frequently Asked Questions
Does the tuition fee cover the cost for study materials
and postage? Yes it does.
What is the duration of this program?
Part-time via online learning - 4 years;
Full-time on campus - 2 years
School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering (Ref
Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
International 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 recognised 3-year Australian bachelor degree or overseas equivalent
|English Language Requirement
Overall IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or
|CRICOS Program Code
2 years full-time
|Fee - Annual Fee 2015
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org
||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)
||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
||This is not applicable to this program.
|Program Enquiries - International
||International Student Programs
Federation University Australia
PO Box 663
Ballarat Victoria 3353
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
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.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
|Information correct as at