Master of Geostatistics

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM066
CRICOS 054952E

2019 Enrolments for this program have been suspended

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

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM066
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study 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

    International applicants

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    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    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.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $7,825

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $42,000

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • 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

  • 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

    Assessment

    Coursework assignments, formal written examinations and a project dissertation.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019