Welcome to the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Located in Goodwin Hall, Room 354

Student and Mining Vehicle

Graduate Studies

Find out more about Grad studies at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Mining Students

Undergraduate Program

More about our Undergraduate Mining Program

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.

As technology evolves and the global economy changes, our students and researchers play a key role in defining the state of the art in mining. In close collaboration with industry partners, our faculty and students work to make mining operations safer, more efficient, more productive, less impactful on the natural environment, and more cost effective.

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Complete Engineer

Complete Engineer

Complete Engineer

125th Anniversary Symposium


October 18th from 2-6 pm.



Student in an open pit mine