Postgraduate Degrees in Minerals and Energy for Indonesia 

A Western Australian Government Initiative with Saksara

Sunday 5 October 2014 at Le Meridien Hotel Ballroom Jakarta - 1:30PM - 6:30PM [new time]

Monday 6 October 2014 at Aston Primera Pasteur Hotel Bandung - 2:30PM - 6:30PM [new time]


Western Australia currently has over one thousand operating mining projects, including mine sites, and oil and gas fields. It is an industry valued at more the $106 billion, and directly employs around 100,000 people across Western Australia, making it one of the most resource rich states in the world. 

There are around 40 Australian mining companies with an interest in around 120 mining projects in Indonesia. The connections between Western Australia and Indonesia are growing rapidly through the valuable expertise and experience in Western Australia, and through our shared geographical proximity. Perth is just a 4.5 hour direct flight from Jakarta.

The sustainable use of minerals and energy has the capacity to advance Indonesia’s development and improve opportunities and the quality of life for future generations. Australia continues to be involved in this development through industry and education partnerships, and through Australian aid initiatives, like the International Mining for Development Initiative, based in Western Australia. 

Western Australia’s leading universities have played a critical role in the development of these resources and their economy through generations of investment in research and development. In the latest Australia Research Council review of Australian research quality, Western Australian universities rated 20 instances of research domains related to the minerals and resources sector that were considered to be above or well above world standard. 

Through this special event, you will have the opportunity to explore the exciting professional careers and research opportunities that are emerging through the minerals and energy sector in Australia and Indonesia. 

Key Facts

  • There are more than 1000 mine sites, oil and gas fields in Western Australia
  • The minerals and energy sector directly employs around 100,000 Western Australian’s
  • Western Australia’s economic output (GSP) is around 50% higher then the national average
  • Western Australia’s has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at under 5%
  • Western Australian universities rated either above or well above world standard in 13 research disciples in the Australian Research Council’s review of Australian research quality. 
  • There are more than 40 Australian Mining Companies with interests in more than 120 resource projects in Indonesia. 

Western Australian Universities Excellence in Research 

In the latest Australian Research Council Research Excellence Australia Report, Western Australian Universities received the highest possible rating for being ‘well above world standard’ in disciplines such as:

  • Resource Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy (Murdoch)
  • Geology (Curtin)
  • Geochemistry (Curtin and UWA)
  • Environmental Science and Management (UWA)
  • Physical Chemistry (Murdoch)

They were also rated as being ‘above world standard’ in disciplines that include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Soil Science
  • Analytical Chemistry

Overall, Western Australia has the connections to industry, a rich professional and research context, and world’s best research expertise. These expertise, coupled with their strong geographical and industrial connections to Indonesia, make a compelling argument to explore Western Australia for professional postgraduate studies and research degrees. 

At the Postgraduate Degrees in Minerals and Energy for Indonesia event you will have the opportunity to explore your professional and research ambitions with experienced representatives from Western Australia’s leading universities.

To register for your details for this event, please confirm your registration online.