Masters | Postgraduate Course - Mining Engineering MSc, PG Dip Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 MSc fees UK/EU: £10,500 full-time; £5,250 part-time (where available) International: £23,700 full-time PgDip fees UK/EU: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time (where available) International: £15,800 full-time (where available)
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Mining Engineering MSc, PG Dip

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MSc 1 year full-time or up to 3 years part-time

Mining is an fascinating, global industry that is essential to societal progression. It provides the materials for production and is a leading industry in terms of technological innovation. This MSc is ideal for engineering and geologists already in employment that are looking for skills and knowledge enhancement. In addition, it is also suitable for geology and engineering graduates that wish to specialise in the following areas: mine, general management and excavation (geotechnics and tunnelling).

Students will learn specialist analytical, design and management skills that are relevant to industry. In addition, this programme also has excellent links with both the local and international minerals industry, which is reflected in its mix of UK and international students, and project-work is often centered around a company or business.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • CSMM118 Project and Dissertation 60
  • CSMM130 Excavation and Geomechanics 15
  • CSMM131 Health and Safety in the Extractive Industry 15
  • CSMM135 Economics, Processing & Environment 15
  • CSMM136 Project Management 15

Optional modules
Select 60 Credits

  • CSMM140 Surface Excavation Design 15
  • CSMM083 Resource Estimation 15
  • CSMM144 Tunnelling and Underground Excavation 15
  • CSMM145 Production and Cost Estimation 15
  • CSMM153 Mine Planning and Design 15
  • CSMM176 Geomechanics Computer Modelling for Excavation Design 15
  • CSMM185 Soil and Water Contamination 15

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree from a recognised university (typically a 2:2 or higher) in a mining, geological, engineering, science or mathematical discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

In addition, a degree form Camborne School of Mines will teach the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge required, as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving. Graduates of this programme have gone on to enjoy careers as mining engineers, geotechnical engineering, drill and blast engineers, automatic fare collection engineering and geologists. The companies our graduates have gone on to work for range from large companies such as Glencore, Atlas Iron, Vedanta Resources and First Quantum Minerals. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.