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M.Sc. in Mineral and Energy Economics

The Department of Mineral and Energy Economics (DMEE) at Curtin University has an international reputation for educational and research excellence in mineral and energy economics. 


Originally established within the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), the DMEE is now housed within the Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) in Perth's central business district, complementing the CGSB's reputation as a leading provider of graduate management education with particular expertise in resources and energy markets. The courses offered by the DMEE enable resources sector professionals from varied backgrounds to combine sound technical knowledge in mineral exploration, extraction, and processing with an appreciation of the economic frameworks within which the sector operates. This interdisciplinary skill-set is becoming increasingly vital to resource sector companies.

Most students within the DMEE are mid-career resource and energy sector professionals preparing to move into more senior management or decision-making roles. All students must have at least three years of industry experience and a relevant first degree to qualify for entry. Coursework is offered in a highly flexible way to cater for busy professionals endeavouring to balance work and study commitments, and for students working on a fly-in-fly-out basis. While the courses have a strong theoretical base, they are characterised by their practical relevance - with all teaching faculty posessing considerable experience in industry. Participants also benefit from the global popularity of the courses providing great opportunities for international perspectives to be shared and for long-term international contacts and networks to be established. To date, the courses have attracted students from more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities offered through the DMEE, including:

  • The M.Sc. in Minerals and Energy Economics,
  • Ph.D. Opportunities, and

Please see the Curtin University Graduate School of Business website.