The University of Queensland has launched a new Responsible Resource Development postgraduate coursework program for 2015 to help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector.

The largest and most diverse education and research group in the world for sustainability in the extractive resources industry, UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, would be offering this program.

The Sustainable Minerals Institute is comprised of seven centres featuring scientists, engineers, sociologists and natural resource specialists with expertise in mining, processing, water, energy, environment, safety and risk management, unconventional gas and social performance.

Who should get into this program ?

The new program is for both industry professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge base, as well as graduates planning on exploring future career opportunities within the sector.

The program will provide graduates with in-depth understanding of sustainability and its role in the extractives industry.

Study options

The program would be offered at graduate certificate, diploma and masters level, and built around common core courses with the opportunity to specialise in one of three topic areas: environment, health and safety and community relations.

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