Future of Mining Award:
- All International Applicants are encouraged to apply for the 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 1
Other Funding Opportunities: Following are a list of funding sources for the MENG program over the past several years:
- Chile: Antofagasta Minerals
- Chile: CONICYT-PROGRAMA FORMACIÓN DE CAPITAL HUMANO AVANZADO
- Colombia: Colfuturo
- Ghana: Ghana Education Trust Fund
- Indonesia: Indonesia Endowment Funds for Education, Ministry of Finance
- Kazakhstan: JSC Center for International Programs, Kazakhstan Government
- Mexico: CONACYT- Consejo Nacional De Ciencia y Tecnologia
- Mongolia: Oyu Tolgoi: Rio Tinto
- Panama: Minera Panama/ First Quantum
- Tanzania: 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.
The purpose of a M.Eng. degree is to increase student’s skills and knowledge in a particular aspect of mining or mineral processing. This program has the similar admission requirements to the MASc and offers the same courses but instead of a thesis, students are expected to take additional courses. Since it is a technical degree students must have an undergraduate degree in a mining related discipline in engineering or science. Currently, M.Eng. degree students can specialize in one of four areas:
- Mining Geotechnics
- Mineral Processing
- Mine Environment
- Mine Economics and Finance
An M.Eng. degree consists of 24 credits of course work in a given area of interest and a 6 credit engineering project. Usually this amounts to 8 courses, which must mainly be selected from offerings in the Faculty of Applied Science. Half of the courses should be mining related courses.
Students may take a maximum of six credits of 300 or 400 level undergraduate courses to fulfill these credit requirements The 6 credit engineering project, involves describing the results of an engineering project in a written report that is reviewed and graded by at least one professor. Please note that before registering in the project course, students must enter into a written agreement with a professor who agrees to review the project work and the report. M.Eng. students must achieve a passing grade of at least 68% in all courses taken, although up to six credits will be permitted for marks between 60-67%.