Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS)

Get noticed with a Certificate in Mining Studies!

The Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS) is a globally recognized, university certificate program. The CMS continuing education program comprises short courses, live webcasts, and online courses from a dynamic collaborative network between EduMine, mining schools and approved course providers. Courses can be delivered online, at your site or in a virtual classroom setting, to minimize travel time.

The CMS program is designed for professionals who seek industry-leading professional development and career advancement in the mining sector. Our flexible e-learning platform will allow you to achieve a cost-efficient university certification anywhere in the world.

Why the CMS?

  • Globally recognized, university program
  • Current and innovative course content
  • A broad range of topics from world-renowned mining experts
  • Flexible e-learning schedule
  • Customized programs to satisfy specific career objectives
  • Options to reduce costly travel requirements
  • No disruption to busy work schedules

CMS Completion Requirements:

  • 160 hours of self-directed study in qualifying online courses
  • 9 days of instructor led short courses or live webcasts
  • 1 assignment per short course/live webcast

Recommended completion time and cost:

  • 24 months
  • CAD 10,000 – 13,000 depending on course selection
Please Choose One of the Following Universities:

Program Structure

The Certificate in Mining Studies is a university program, where our students are encouraged to select courses based on individual career objectives and interests. Students select short courses, live webcasts, and online courses to best suit their study schedule. Online courses and live webcasts can be completed remotely. Qualifying courses completed one year prior to acceptance will count towards CMS requirements.

Choose from a range of online courses, short courses and live webcasts in the following areas:

Application Process

Apply for the Certificate in Mining Studies with the University of British Columbia, Canada, or the University of Arizona, USA, by submitting a cover letter and a recent resume.

All cover letters must include the following points:

  • Current and past experience in the mining industry
  • Why you would like to participate in the CMS Program
  • How you think it would benefit your career in the mining industry

Applications to the University of British Columbia, Canada, should be sent to the Project Coordinator at LLL@mining.ubc.ca.

Applications to the University of Arizona, USA, should be sent to the Project Coordinator at sherri@email.arizona.edu.

When complete, students receive a university recognized Certificate in Mining Studies.

CMS Network

The CMS network is a dynamic collaborative network between EduMine, mining schools and course providers, including:

  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Arizona
  • Imperial College London
  • Sauder School of Business
  • Simon Fraser University

FAQ

How much does the CMS cost? The CMS will cost between CAD 10,000 – 13,000 depending course selection.

Which online courses qualify for the CMS? View the full list of qualifying online courses here. Most of EduMine’s online courses qualify for the CMS.

How many online courses do I need to complete for the CMS? You must complete certification in at least 160 hours of online courses. Each course introduction page will list course hours under duration.

How do I register for certification in an online course? Enrollment with EduMine is necessary before registering for certification. Once enrolled, click Register for Certification on the course introduction page and complete the registration form. A confirmation email will be sent after registration has been approved.

Which short courses and live webcasts qualify for the CMS? All qualifying courses are listed on the schedule of Short Courses and Live Webcasts from EduMine and other providers.

How many short courses and webcasts do I need to attend for the CMS? Users must attend at least 9 days of short courses and/or webcasts. Note: many webcasts are spread over several days with 2-3 hours of course content per day. These webcasts qualify as one day in total for the CMS requirements. Users must complete a take-away assignment for each course attended.

How do I register for a short course or webcast? The registration process varies based on course provider. Visit the schedule of Short Courses and Webcasts and then click on a course title to view the details and register with the course provider.

Can I select courses from multiple mining streams? Yes, the CMS is designed to be flexible and you can build an individual learning program from courses in any of the applications.

How long does it take to complete the CMS? It is recommended that working students complete the CMS in two years.

Where can I register for the CMS? You can register for the CMS with the University of British Columbia or the University of Arizona.

CMS Mining Schools and Course Providers