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  • Objectives
    Canada has an abundance of natural resources and is a world leader in mineral and hydrocarbon extraction and processing. Mineral Resource Engineering concentrates on the technical, environmental and economic aspects of the extraction and processing of the earth's mineral resources. It has a strong industrial and research interest in many aspects of this sector. Graduate Studies in Mineral Resource Engineering has specializations in mining, petroleum, and mineral processing.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Applied Science in Mineral Resource Engineering
  • Course description

    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.

    • MINE 6001.03: Advanced Rock Mechanics.
    • MINE 6002.03: Mine Excavation.
    • MINE 6004.03: Analysis of Mineral Industries.
    • MINE 6007.03: Directed Studies in Mining Engineering.
    • MINE 6008.03: Advanced Petroleum Engineering.
    • MINE 6009.03: Offshore Drilling and Production.
    • MINE 6010.03: Solid-Liquid Separation.
    • MINE 6011.03: Advanced Mine Planning and Design.
    • MINE 6012.03: Advanced Economic Evaluation of Mineral Resources.
    • MINE 6015.03: Advanced Mining Engineering Analysis.
    • MINE 6016.03: Geomechanical Measurements.
    • MINE 6017.03: Mining and the Environment.
    • MINE 6021.03: Pit Slope Stability.
    • MINE 6900.03: Graduate Seminar - Master's Level.
    • MINE 7007.03: Directed Studies in Mineral Resource Engineering.
    • MINE 7900.03: Graduate Seminar - PhD Level.
    • MINE 9000.00: Master's Thesis/Project.

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