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Master of Geostatistics

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM066

CRICOS 054952E

This degree provides theoretical background and intensive practical training in geostatistics with particular emphasis on its relevance to mineral resource evaluation, geological modelling, geotechnical modelling, hydrocarbon reservoir characterisation and the modelling and prediction of environmental variables.

It is based on practical applications and a major aim is to equip graduates with the techniques necessary for immediate application to problem-solving in industry and applied science.

Delivered through intensive courses, this program can be completed in a year and a half and is designed specifically for people in full-time employment.

Core courses are the same for all students, with a focus suiting the individual’s specialisation. The project and dissertation is undertaken in one of the following specialisations: Mineral Resource Evaluation, Hydrocarbon Resources and Reservoir Modelling, Environmental Engineering and Groundwater Modelling or Geotechnical Engineering.

Intending students should consult the program coordinator early in the year in which they plan to study to check whether particular courses or projects will be available.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM066
    Intake February
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Honours degree in a related field. Applicants with a completed Bachelors degree in a related field may also be considered.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM066

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 054952E
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Completed Australian Honours degree or equivalent in a field of statistics, process and resource engineering, civil engineering, geomatic engineering, environmental engineering, geology, mining, petroleum, geophysics or a related field.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates may seek analyst and management positions in the mining, petroleum and environmental industries.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Geostatistician, Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Manager, Petroleum Manager, Resource Manager

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    This is a 36-unit program comprising 24 units of coursework and 12 units of project work. Study mode can be traditional or short-course mode. Candidates must have their program of study approved by the postgraduate coordinator or nominee at enrolment.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 C&ENVENG 7043 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units) **

    C&ENVENG 7056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**

    STATS 7061 Statistical Analysis (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 7064 Non-Stationarity, Selection & Recoverability (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 7063 Computing for Geostatistics (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 7052 Geostatistical Simulation (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 7053 Non-Linear Geostatistics (3 units)

    STATS 7062 Multivariate Geostatistics (3 units)
    Year 2 C&ENVENG 7051 Geostatistics Project & Thesis (Full-time) (12 units)

    C&ENVENG 7060A Geostatistical Project & Thesis (Part-time S1) AND C&ENVENG 7060B Geostatistical Project & Thesis (Part-time S2) (total 12 units)
    In the case of a part-time study C&ENVENG 7060A & B Project & Thesis must be completed in two consecutive semesters

    **C&ENVENG 7043 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 7056 Linear Geostatistics.

    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment


    Coursework assignments, formal written examinations and a project dissertation.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017


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