Master of Geostatistics (MGeostat)

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Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2022.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program provides theoretical background and intensive practical training in Geostatistics with particular emphasis on its applications to mineral resource evaluation, geological modelling, geotechnical modelling, hydrocarbon reservoir characterisation and the modelling and prediction of environmental variables. The program 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.
The Master of Geostatistics is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.


Conditions of Enrolment

1.         Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Geostatistics

There shall be a Master of Geostatistics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Geostatistics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research project
Master of Geostatistics

To satisfy the requirements for Master of Geostatistics students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 7043 Introduction to Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 7052 Geostatistical Simulation 3
C&ENVENG 7053 Non-Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 7056 Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 7063 Computing for Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 7064 Non-Stationarity, Selection & Recoverability 3
STATS 7061 Statistical Analysis 3
STATS 7062 Multivariate Geostatistics 3

Research Project

In the case of full-time enrolment students must complete the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 7051 Geostatistics-Project and Thesis 12


In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive semesters.

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 7060A Geostatistics-Project & Thesis 0
C&ENVENG 7060B Geostatistics-Project & Thesis 12