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Mining Engineering

Queen's University

M.Eng.
24 months
Duration
19492 CAD/year
8093 CAD/year
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About

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering at Queen’s University has prepared global mining industry leaders for 125 years. It is today not only the largest mining department in Canada but among the largest in the world.

Overview

In fact, Queen’s University mining engineers account for some 33 percent of all Canadian mining and mineral processing engineers who have graduated from Canadian universities.

As technology evolves and the global economy changes, our students and researchers play a key role in defining the state of the art in mining. In close collaboration with industry partners, our faculty and students work to make mining operations safer, more efficient, more productive, less impactful on the natural environment, and more cost effective.

Mining engineers need to know about all the engineering work associated with mining operations from initial discovery of ore deposits to marketing of the final manufactured products. Mining engineering is a discipline that requires a broad spectrum of knowledge. Queen’s students who choose mining engineering after the common first year receive basic preparation in electrical, civil, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical, and chemical engineering concepts. They then choose from among three major speciality options that are available in the mining engineering curriculum: mining, mineral processing, and mine environment and mine mechanical.

Career options:

Mining Engineering students may achieve mastery to a contemporary professional standard in computer applications, automation and robotics, mine evaluation, equipment selection, industrial equipment design, heavy equipment maintenance, transportation systems, mine design and planning, rock mechanics, explosives technology, drilling and blasting, mineral processing, plant and process design, management and labour relations, environmental control, and energy efficiency and management.

An engineering degree from The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s, with its excellent recognition internationally, equips graduates to become highly employable in the mining industry not only in Canada but worldwide. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Master of Engineering Foundations
  • Teaching and Learning in Engineering
  • Engineering Project Management
  •  Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Leadership and Innovation
  • Mining Systems and Processes    
  • Community Aspects of Mineral Resource Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B-

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete application must include official, up-to-date transcripts for all current and previous study the applicant has listed in the Academic Background section of the application.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
  • For applicants to research programs, two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied. 
  • Two Professional letters of recommendation can be submitted in support of applications to professional graduate programs. 
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19492 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19492 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8093 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8093 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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