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Mining Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B-

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    21463 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21463 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9428 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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