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Queen's University

Mining Engineering

Aside from the plant material we harvest, all of the raw material used by human society comes from minerals extracted from the earth. This program prepares you for careers in both the minerals industry and related environmental and technological fields.

As a Mining Engineering student, you will study a broad range of disciplines involved in locating, extracting, producing, refining, utilizing, reusing, recycling, and disposing of mineral and metal products and byproducts. The program teaches students how these processes can be carried out efficiently and competitively, with a focus on sustainability and the environment. Areas of specialization: environmental, mine-mechanical, mineral processing, and mining.

Career Possibilities:

  • Blasting control;
  • environmental impact assessment;
  • excavation;
  • explosives;
  • international development;
  • jewellery design;
  • law;
  • medicine;
  • open pit mining;
  • petrochemicals;
  • quarrying;
  • research;
  • site investigation;
  • underground mining;
  • and welding.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000