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Mining Program

Traditionally, mining has been one of the broadest en­gineering fields. A mining engineer is required to be familiar with all aspects of work involved in the opera­tion of a mining project from the initial discovery stage to the marketing of a final product. 

 

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What does a Mining Engineer do?

Mining is the foundation of industrial civilization. It is the process of extracting minerals like gold, silver, copper, nickel and uranium (metallic) and salt, potash, coal and oil (nonmetallic) formations that concentrate naturally in the earth.

 

Mine Engineer

Mining Program at Queen's

The largest mining department in Canada and among the largest in the world, the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s has prepared global mining industry leaders for more than 120 years.

 

Mining Program

One of the largest mining schools in Canada.

Our Department Holds a significant position in the Canadian mining industry

 

Mining at Queen's

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s has prepared global mining industry leaders for more than 120 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.

 

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Our state-of-the-art facilities allow students to bring concepts learned in lecture to life.

Facilities allow undergraduate courses to be conducted in close proximity to graduate study and research

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