Master of Geostatistics

Note: This program is currently unavailable.


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

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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.
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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM066
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
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

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,660

Scholarships

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.

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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. 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

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Example Study Plan

Assessment

Coursework assignments, formal written examinations and a project dissertation.

Testimonial

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Last updated: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022