From its inauguration in 1893, Mining Engineering at Queen’s has held a significant position in the Canadian mineral industry. Graduates are involved in all facets of the industry and can be found at major mining operations throughout the world.
Our engineers work in base metals, gold, iron ore, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil, and with consulting companies, geotechnical groups, environmental groups, heavy and light equipment manufacturing companies, computer software and hardware development organizations, banks, government institutions and university organizations. We are at the forefront in developing computer applications for engineering design and work in close contact with the mineral industry.
The Mining field is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation. Mining engineers acquire knowledge about all relevant mining processes, from exploration to production, that also include management and environmental issues.
The Mineral Processing and Environmental field is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and controlling the plants that treat mined ore to produce valuable products for market. Mineral processing engineers also design and operate the environmental processes required by government regulations.
On-campus laboratories include a rock mechanics laboratory, a mine environment laboratory, computer planning facilities, and several mineral processing laboratories. The Department also operates an Explosive Test Site in Hinchinbrooke Township, near Kingston.
"I just graduated from the Ph.D. program, and already I’m starting to see the benefits. Now I’m considered for some types of work that I wouldn’t have been considered for before. I get approved to teach and do editorial work on books as a direct result of my degree. I would recommend this program to anyone in the industry with a problem to solve."
Although it is not necessary, we encourage you to contact a potential supervisor before applying to our program.
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Additional funding is available through Ontario Graduate Scholarships, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships and other various awards.
Those applicants whose native languages do not include English will be required to obtain satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process, and before final acceptance is granted. See the graduate studies website for the TOEFL minimum score requirements. Applicants must meet the minimum score requirement in each test as well as the minium overall score requirement.
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