Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership
Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Course Highlights - Queen's Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

In the Masters of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) the resource life cycle will be explored through different perspectives.


Course Overview        

You will learn the progression of the resource life cycle, with its fundamental earth science and engineering aspects, as the center of this program.  This life cycle moves from resource exploration, through development, production and use, to stages of remediation, recycling and disposal, and on to a final stage of closure and maintenance for the minerals and oil & gas industries.

With 6 core courses, you will evaluate each phase of this life cycle through four lenses:

  • Strategic leadership and management
  • Economics and business
  • Operating framework of legal, policy, regulatory, and ethics
  • Stakeholder engagement, partnership development, and communications

In addition to the 6 courses, you will take:

  • A state of the art technology and innovation course
  • 3 of 4 electives including (1) an in-depth examination of the energy lifecycle, (2) in-depth examination of the mineral lifecycle, (3) a field-based synthesis course, or (4) a sector-focused project


Learned Skills             

This program will teach you how to:

  • Analyze options and risk to make informed decisions
  • Understand interconnections in natural and commercial systems
  • Lead complex problems and manage interdisciplinary teams
  • Think with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to effectively advance a business
  • Take a balanced approach towards resource development and environmental impacts
  • Optimize trade-offs when developing natural resources


Course Information     

The core courses you will take are:

  • EERL 801 - Resource Life Cycle Overview
  • EERL 802 - Strategic Leadership in the Resource Sector
  • EERL 803 - Economic Essentials – Part I
  • EERL 804 - Economic Essentials – Part II
  • EERL 805 - Operating Effectively: Law, Policy, Regulation and Ethics
  • EERL 806 - Communication, and Partnerships:Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
  • EERL 807 - Technology and Innovation

The elective courses available to you are (you will select 3 of the 4 courses):

  • EERL 808 - Minerals Life Cycle Track
  • EERL 809 - Energy Life Cycle Track
  • EERL 810 - Field-Based Synthesis
  • EERL 811 - Sector-Focused Project

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