The School of Mining Engineering emphasizes engineering as it applies to the exploration and development of mineral resources and upon the economics of the business of mining. The program offers specialization in exploration, mining or mineral beneficiation.
Students are prepared for job opportunities with mining and construction companies, consulting and research firms, equipment manufacturers, investment and commodity firms in the private sector, as well as with state agencies.
Mining engineers may aspire to, and achieve, the highest positions in the industry: operating or engineering management, government agency director or entrepreneur. Starting salaries are among the highest in the engineering profession.
The School of Mining Engineering has a strong research base that is closely linked to industry. A feature of the school is that a large proportion of the academic staff are drawn from industry and have strong practical, educational and research experience that is integrated into the course. For example, three have worked as mine managers and two have lead major industry research establishments.
This page provides unrestricted Edumine access privileges to faculty and students of the School of Mining Engineering. To join the group you must be a School of Mining Engineering student or faculty member and have prior approval to join. Contact Prof L.Purev, the Director of the School of Mining Engineering, with questions.
Mining Certificate Program
The School of Mining Engineering is collaborating with the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia and Edumine to support a networked Mining Certificate Program. The program is based on unique courses designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of the mining community. This innovative model of learning uses a flexible approach to continuing education and cross-training of people in the mining industry and related trades. The program combines the convenience of online learning with the mentoring and peer-review benefits of short, intensive classroom courses, and completes the learning experience by assigning a take-away project.