Duration
Full-time: half year
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This programme covers practical, advanced concepts – from technological to environmental – related to the light metals reduction industry, especially alumninium. It runs near a smelter – previous locations have included Bahrain, Dubai, and the USA. Having minimal access restrictions allow opportunities for you to work hands-on and witness processes in person.  

Our content is curated for experienced technical and operations staff, many of whom can learn from each other. We boast tutors with decades of industry experience and significant research accolades, and an international focus that allows you to maximise your learning while only being away for three weeks.

Programme structure

This programme runs biennially. It consists of four core courses (60 points) that are completed through a combination of extramural study and an intensive, three-week, residential block course that takes place in a location adjacent to a working smelter (usually in an international location).

It contains three major sections:

  • Section 1 features review and fundamentals assignments (extramural)
  • Section 2 focuses on onsite lectures by world experts on each area of technology. These are interspersed with tutorials, group work, assignments, tests and site visits – this allows you to practice the techniques and concepts. You must complete all four courses in order to meet the programme requirements.
  • In Section 3, you will complete an extramural advanced topics assignment. This is tailored to a specific technical issue of your interest. Sections 1 and 3 are to be completed from your home in approximately six weeks, and they contribute to your final assessment. Detailed feedback will be provided.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Light Metals Reduction Tech

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Engineering or Science degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed either a BE or BE(Hons), or a BSc or BSc(Hons) in a related field, such as chemistry or physics. You will need a GPA of 4.0.

Other pathways to study

In some cases, applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but possess sufficient work experience in the smelting industry may be considered.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed either:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering 

or

  • an undergraduate degree in science in a field related to this programme, such as chemistry or physics.

Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 4.0.

Other pathways to study

In some cases, applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but possess sufficient work experience in the smelting industry may be considered.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$16,923.60*
International students
NZ$19,792*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $406.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

This programme is offered biennially, though this can be dependent on the availability of our tutors. You will be expected to spend three weeks working hands-on with us, usually at an overseas location. The rest of the qualification can be completed off-site.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Our students are generally already employed as engineers in the smelting industry, and this programme tops up your technical underpinnings with knowledge of the in-depth processes necessary for career progression. Those intending to work in process control, as opposed to operations, may be particularly interested in the PGCertLMRTech.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Lead engineer
  • Process control and improvement superintendent
  • Process control engineer
  • Technical manager

Gordon completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology. He is now working towards his PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering.

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