Mining engineers focus on finding ways to extract minerals or metals from the earth. Their expertise in mining, mineral processing, and mine waste management is highly sought after around the world, wherever mines are located. UBC’s Mining Engineering program integrates courses on engineering principles, earth sciences, and mining and mineral processing with content covering health, safety, management, economics, and environmental and social issues.
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- No Honours Option
Mining Engineering is concerned with the extraction and processing of ores containing valuable minerals or metals. To become a mining engineer, you need a thorough knowledge of general engineering principles, followed by the study of courses specific to mining and mineral processing. These courses are designed to cover a wide and diverse range of subjects in order to meet the challenges faced by the global mining industry. The program’s cross-disciplinary approach to mining is aimed at reducing the environmental impact of mining operations, improving the social impacts of mining, and increasing the efficiency of aspects of mineral extraction such as energy and water usage.
UBC Coal & Mineral Processing Laboratory is fully equipped for teaching and research. The Department of Mining Engineering at UBC has made a commitment to foster responsible mining practices, and to produce mining engineers able to meet the complex challenges of sustainable approaches.