Mining Engineering

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s has prepared global mining industry leaders for 125 years. It is today not only the largest mining department in Canada but among the largest in the world. In fact, Queen’s mining engineers account for some 33 percent of all Canadian mining and mineral processing engineers who have graduated from Canadian universities.

The Mining graduate program concentrates on teaching and research involving the broader field of excavation and processing of ore to obtain the mineral products required by contemporary society.

Research Areas

  • Mining Systems: Automation, Blasting, Health & Safety, Ventilation, Rock Mechanics, Mining Methods
  • Mineral Processing: Hydrometallurgy, Pyrometallurgy

Program Structure

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The requirement for completion of the MEng degree is eight (8) term length courses. Two of the courses can be at the 400 undergraduate level. Students are eligible to take any relevant courses listed in the Graduate Calendar, as long as at least four (4) of the courses are taken from their home department. Students generally take a set of courses that fit their background and interest. In Mining Engineering, students have the option to take MINE-898, a project-based course that counts as one course towards the required eight courses total. MEng students are also required to take the non-credit course APSC 801 Master of Engineering Foundations.

Additional Information


Find more information on the SGS website:

Program contact:
Alicia Alves, Graduate Assistant
The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining
Queen’s University

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