Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Program Description

Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Join the academic community of one of the world’s leading mining schools. We are one of a few mining schools in Canada with facilities and expertise in Mining, Mineral Processing, Rock Mechanics, Social License, Mine Economics and Environmental Sustainability. Enroll in a Master of Engineering Degree at a top-ranked university and in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.*

Our cohort-based, professional Master of Engineering Degree is a course-based master which allows one to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Mining geotechnics,
  • Mineral processing,
  • Mine economics, or
  • Mining sustainability and the environment.

The program attracts mining professionals from all corners of the world and creates a diverse network of mining expertise. Students benefit from the academic content as well as the international professional experience each student brings to the program. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their experience with a 4-8 month paid work term.

Take advantage of our institute’s strong sense of community and close industrial support.

The Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering (M.Eng.) is an intensive study program designed for professionals and engineering graduates eager to upgrade their skills in order to build a solid base for a career in the global mining industry. It includes at least 30 credits of coursework with the option to complete a co-op work term. The program takes up to 2 years to complete.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Applied Science or Engineering Degree. Acceptable disciplines include Mining, Mineral Processing, Geological Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Materials, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering.
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree. Acceptable disciplines included: Geoscience, Environmental, and Chemistry.

North American Admissions Requirements

Applicants holding the academic equivalent of a 4-year baccalaureate degree from UBC, conferred at a recognized institution in North America, may apply for a master’s degree program with:

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (at UBC 76%) in third- and fourth-year level courses, or
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year level courses in the A-grade range (at UBC 80% or higher) in the field of study, or
  • Applicants who have a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent, which does not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the NBK Institute of Mining Engineering, with approval of the Master of Engineering Program Office.

International Admissions Requirements

International applicants are eligible who hold a credential deemed comparable to a Canadian four-year baccalaureate degree and who demonstrate superior academic standing, equivalent to an overall degree standing of B+ (at UBC 76% or higher). The University has established specific minimum admission requirements for graduates of different countries. You can check the minimum academic requirements by country here:

Program Requirements

The MEng degree requires 30 credits, consisting of 24 credits of coursework and a 6 credit project.

Cost & Fees

  • International students: CAD $8,435.94 per year
  • Canadian students: CAD $4,801.80 per year


Future of Mining Award:

  • All International Applicants are encouraged to apply for the NBK Future of Mining Award NBK Future of Mining Award.
  • Application Requirement: In addition to a complete application, applicants are required to write a 5-page paper, fully referenced on “The Future of Mining”.
  • Value of Award: $3000.
  • Application Deadline is December 11, 2017.

Other Funding Opportunities: The following companies have funded students for the MEng Program in Mining Engineering:

  • Oyu Tolgoi: Rio Tinto- Students from Mongolia.
  • Minera Panama/ First Quantum: Students from Panama.
  • Government of Tanzania: Students from Tanzania.

Students in this program are not eligible for the International Partial Tuition Scholarship or the University Graduate Fellowship or national research scholarships.

Quick Facts

  • Degree: Master of Engineering
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Mode of delivery: On campus
  • Specialization: Mining Engineering
  • Program Components: Coursework only
  • Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science

*UBC consistently ranks within the top 50 global universities (Times Higher Education Supplement, Newsweek Magazine, and Shanghai Jiaotong University). The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Vancouver the world’s #1 most liveable global city in 2009.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 5, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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12 - 18 months
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5,836 CAD
Canada - Vancouver, British Columbia
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$5,836.44 Tuition per year for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugee, Diplomat; $18,901.11 Tuition per year for International students