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Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    8 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy course offered through Open Universities Australia is ideal for science graduates who wish to gain entry to the minerals and resources industry, or current professionals who wish to acquire specialised skills and knowledge to advance their career. In this graduate program, you will learn the fundamentals underlying metal extraction and process engineering to control and improve the process of separating, concentrating and recovering minerals and metals from ore bodies.


To be eligible for this course you must have a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent.

Areas of study

During this graduate diploma program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Extractive metallurgy practicum
  • Introduction to earth sciences
  • Introduction to extractive metallurgy
  • Mineral processing
  • Mineral processing practicum
  • Principles of unit operations
  • Process mineralogy
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy from Murdoch University.

Extractive metallurgy is an area of high demand, with the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development listing extractive metallurgists as a priority occupation.

Curious about where a career in mining could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Material Scientist
  • Metallurgist
  • Process Engineer

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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