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Welcome to the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

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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

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Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology program

Accelerate your Career with our BTech Program.

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

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.

Learn More About the Mining Program

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A World Leader in Mining Education

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The Mining Department is committed to building an inclusive campus community with accessible services that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities.

Academic information on program requirements, course selection, regulations and registration is available in an accessible format on request. Please contact us in one of the following ways.

Email: Undergraduate Matters or Graduate Matters
Phone: 613-533-2230
In Person: Goodwin Hall, Room 354

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