Extractive Metallurgy
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) - BSc(Curtin) - MJRU-EXMETScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley or Kalgoorlie This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July 

July intake: Course duration may exceed three years due to unit prerequisites.

Duration 3 years full time

Extractive metallurgists extract and purify metals and other products from ores obtained through mining operations. In today’s world that means bringing together chemistry, environmental science, mineralogy, communication and other skills into the discipline of extractive metallurgy.

In this course you will learn to develop, optimise and manage the operation of metallurgical processing plants that transform low-value raw materials into useful, high-value mineral and metal products in an economical and environmentally responsible way. You will cover the chemical, physical, economic, environmental and sustainable principles and practices for the extraction of metals from ores.

Your first year will be taught at the main campus in Perth, the second year at either Perth or the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, and the final year at Kalgoorlie, which can help you maximise your exposure to industry and potential future employers.

You can also study this course as part of a double degree program: Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering).

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