Mineral and Energy Economics
Mineral and Energy Economics offers postgraduate courses for energy and resources sector professionals looking to advance their career and originated within the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in Kalgoorlie, a prominent mining town for over a century. Since its foundation in 1902 WASM has earned a reputation as an important centre of mining education both within Australia and internationally.
Most of our students are mid-career resource sector professionals aiming to broaden their skills to move into more senior management or decision-making roles from government and private sector companies. About 30% of students are mining engineers, 30% are geologists and 15% are metallurgists. The remainder are a mix of commerce/business, economics and law graduates. The average age is 33 years. While most are from the region, we also enjoy support from other parts of Australia and internationally. Over the span of the program, it has attracted students from 25 nations. Graduates from the programs may be found in a range of senior managerial and decision-making roles in sectors such as consulting, government, politics, construction and mining and energy related companies.
In the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Energy and Natural Resources) 2019, Curtin University is ranked number one in Australia and second in Oceania for its Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics).