Comments about Master of Applied Science in Mineral Resource Engineering - At the institution - Halifax - Nova Scotia
The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree is primarily intended for those seeking to enhance their depth and breadth of engineering knowledge beyond the bachelor's level, and who will subsequently be involved in day-to-day design activities. Credit for the degree comes from a combination of coursework (7 courses) plus a design project and seminar. Students are required to give an oral presentation of their project results. M. Eng. program can be completed on a part-time basis.
The Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) degree is generally more appropriate for students interested in pursuing a career in research and development. The program of study consists of 4 courses, a seminar, and a research thesis. The thesis results must be summarized and defended in an oral presentation. In most cases, full-time students complete all the requirements for a Master's degree in 16 to 24 months.
A. Specialization in mining and mineral processing engineering
If a student chooses to specialize in mining engineering, opportunities exist for advanced studies in underground and surface mining of coal, oil shales, metals, gold and industrial minerals. Research topics may include rock mechanics, mine design, ground support, field monitoring, optimization, equipment maintenance and many more. A student may also choose to specialize in mineral processing with the focus on the beneficiation of ores.
B. Specialization in petroleum engineering
Research opportunities exist in reservoir engineering, offshore drilling, production of oil and gas, petroleum geomechanics, wellbore stability, and more. Graduate studies in petroleum engineering prepares students for a career in the conventional petroleum sector as well as the oil sands mining.
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