UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute to offer new Responsible Resource Development program

University of Queensland‘s Sustainable Minerals Institute has launched a new postgraduate coursework program for 2015 – The Responsible Resource Development program.

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The Sustainable Minerals Institute is the world’s leading research institute that is dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the minerals industry.

According to the news release, the program is intended “to help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector.”

Offered at graduate certificate, diploma and masters level, the program offers the opportunity to specialise in one of three topic areas: environment, health and safety and community relations.

“This initiative is being launched at a time when the mining industry faces the critical challenge of continuing to improve its sustainability performance while operating under significant financial constraints. This unique program will provide graduates with in-depth understanding of sustainability and its role in the extractives industry,” said Sustainable Minerals Institute Deputy Director Professor David Brereton.

“We aim to facilitate the development of higher order skill sets in problem solving, effective communication, project management and teamwork, in addition to content specialisation for a more holistic approach to future career development. Through the Sustainable Mineral Institute’s community, students will have access to Australian and global industry experts through courses delivered in flexible and intensive modes, providing face time with lecturers through online webinars and periodic campus workshops.”

The new program is suited both for professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge and graduates that might be interested in pursuing a career in the resources industry.

For more information, please go to www.smi.uq.edu.au/Education/FutureStudents/PostgraduateCoursework

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