Master of Science - Mineral and Energy Economics

Curtin University

This program builds on the foundation studies of business and mining disciplines preparing graduates for more senior roles in the mining and energy sectors. Students are provided with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theory. The curriculum has a highly applied practical focus and is delivered by leading academics and business practitioners. Graduates will be equipped with a range of analytical and managerial skills relevant to middle and senior managers in decision making roles in resources, mining and energy companies.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,700
International: $55,200

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and minimum 3 years subsequent, relevant work experience; or Curtin's Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics


This course has a choice of 2 Majors 300 credit points each.

Subjects you can Study:

Mineral economics; Energy economics

Study Pathways:

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics; Graduate Diploma in Mineral and Energy Economics. Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis.

Further information:

The Graduate Board of Examiners requires, unless there are exceptional circumstances, that those with more than two failures in the program or more than four units with grades below 60% be excluded from the course, so as to maintain the high standard expected of such a prestigious qualification. Curtin Course Code: MC-MERGEC

Who for:

Those wanting to hold senior management and decision making roles in resources, mining and energy companies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Economist, Metallurgist, Mining Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Graduate School of Business No info No Part time 3 years
Graduate School of Business No info No Full time 1.5 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

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Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

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Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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