Geophysics for Mining Professionals

1 session


Course Length
40 hours

Edumine Courses

15 Dec 2023


Upcoming Sessions


Course overview

Learn and apply geophysical concepts, methods, and industry practices to deliver meaningful results and value to mining projects.

You also get access to a three month All-Access Subscription to Edumine enabling you to learn from the 110+ on-demand courses offered on a variety of topics. 

Duration Delivery Start Date  PD Hours Language
40 Hours / 8 weeks 100% online 22 April 2024 Up to 40 English


Gain a solid understanding of geophysical concepts to help you better prepare statement of works, obtain quotes, interpret geophysics reports and work with geophysicists. 

Whether you're a design engineer or project manager, this detailed introduction to geophysics will enable you to understand, apply and harness geophysics for mining and infrastructure projects, as well as communicate confidently with other industry geophysicists.

Over 8 weeks, the course introduces participants to geophysical concepts, methods, and industry practices, combined with an in-depth analysis of real-world applications supported by industry case studies. Learn current methods and how to apply them; and explore an introduction into data interpretation with respect to their aim.

AusIMM’s Geophysics for Mining Professionals Professional Certificate allows participants to gain more value from geophysical applications. The course has been designed to clarify confusion and provide practical skills that can be immediately applied. This is especially relevant for applications where conventional physical methods such as drilling are not providing adequate or detailed subsurface information; for planning purposes; engineering design inputs; tailings storage facility construction; or future life of mine planning.

This course is especially well suited to roles that may touch upon geophysics, such as those who:

  • Coordinate a job site
  • Prepare statement of works
  • Obtain quotes
  • Work with geophysicists
  • Interpret geophysics reports
  • Project managers
  • Construction engineers
  • Design engineers

With few academic opportunities to learn about geophysics, this online course offers a convenient way to meet the industry’s need for educated staff in this poorly understood but business-critical field by exploring topics like:

  • Overview and history of geophysics
  • Theory of commonly used geophysical methods
  • Scientific interpretation
  • Industry applications

Broaden your knowledge and advance your career, while also gaining skills to avoid outsourcing, or to better interact with external geophysics professionals. 

Course structure

The eight-week course consists of six modules over six weeks, with a final two weeks to complete written assessments. Each module consists of:

  • Weekly live virtual classroom (with replay available)
  • Interactive learning activities and discussion
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Additional materials, including case studies and videos

The written assessment requires participants to complete short answer questions that address the content presented in each module.

Note: This course will be delivered by AusIMM through a partnership with Edumine.

Course Sessions

23-Apr-24 6.00pm
30-Apr-24 6.00pm
7-May-24 6.00pm
14-May-24 6.00pm
21-May-24 6.00pm
28-May-24 6.00pm

Note: All times are in Pacific Time.

Who should attend?

Earth sciences professionals, geologists, engineering geologists, project engineers, project managers, designers, earth science professionals, and mining professionals with an interest in earth sciences.

This course is also beneficial to roles that touch upon geophysics, such as when preparing statement of works or obtaining quotes, but don't have foundational knowledge of geophysics concepts and practices.

- Give yourself the skills to address industry in this critical field
- Solidify your understanding of geophysics concepts to drive value
- Broaden your knowledge to do more with your role
- Expand your career possibilities

Course facilitators

All programs have been developed in consultation with leading organisations in the mining industry, subject matter experts and community leaders to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and develop relevant skills to accelerate your career.

Aaron Tomkins

East Coast – Operations Manager | Business Development, GBG Group

Mark Lackie

Taylor Willick

Senior Geophysicist, GBG Group


Learning objectives

  • Explain the basis of geophysics and its use in industry
  • Design basic gravity, magnetics and electromagnetics survey methods for theoretical scenarios
  • Design basic electrical, seismic and ground penetrating radar survey methods for theoretical scenarios
  • Describe geophysical workflows and practice interpreting data
  • Observe reports and report structure and language, analyse information and synthesise data into a conceptual site model in written form
  • Consider case studies and practise interpretations and reporting
  • Evaluate projects and provide an in-depth justification for the use of geophysics in industry
  • Interpret and annotate drawings from a multiple method survey and write an interpretive report


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