Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering


Program Description

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 masters 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 an 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 course work with the option to complete a coop work term. The program takes up to 2 years to complete.

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

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.

Program Requirements:

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


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
  • 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.

Degree Information

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%.

Last updated Dec 2018

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