A bridging of the disciplines of science and technology, mining engineering can be seen as the study of the processes used in the extraction of Earth minerals; therefore, current engineers, or future students with an interest in geology, may find the study of mining engineering both fascinating and potentially lucrative.
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining E
Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing, and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining Engineering has two types of students in mind:
Those from industry who wish to improve their workplace skills; and
Those who wish to pursue research leading to advances in state-of-the-art or state-of-the-practice mining and mineral process engineering.
What makes the program unique?
In keeping with the collaborative approach of the NBK Institute of Mining Engineering, one of the Department’s greatest strengths lies in its ties with Canada’s mining industry.
Most of our students have opportunities for industry employment and participation in research activity at working mines. This hands-on approach helps our students develop practical skills and gain exposure to valuable case histories. Also, many of our faculty members are active within the industry through consulting activities and involvement in professional societies relating to mining....