Program Highlights

The Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership is training future leaders in the natural resource industry. Through part-time delivery and interdisciplinary courses accessed primarily online, you can continue working from anywhere in the world and join us in Canada for the in-person sessions.​

Our job at MEERL, is to give you the skills and confidence you need to take your career in new directions. Through MEERL, you'll learn how to analyze the industry from a global and interdisciplinary lens, explore current and future challenges, and learn the tools needed to make confident decisions.

Introduce Yourself


 

Study with the Best ​

​MEERL is taught in the Geological Science and Geological Engineering Department – one of the Top 3 Geology Departments in the country according to Maclean’s.

Our Online Approach ​

Our online environment and small classes provide maximum flexibility for you to achieve your goals while managing your work and personal lives.​

Lead the Way​

Study problems specific to the energy and mineral industry and learn to take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the issues from different perspectives.​

Become a Confident Leader

Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.​

Expand your Network

Study alongside highly motivated peers with wide-ranging professional experience and perspectives.​

Build your Resume

A master's degree will open new doors. A master's degree from Queen's will open even more. Queen's Geology grads are pursued by some of the largest resource-sector companies in the world.​

Student Testimonial

"I joined MEERL because I wanted to undertake a master's degree in a different area of my expertise, and that would complement my technical skills. It is a demanding program and it took me way out of my comfort zone, which I am very grateful for. I feel fortunate to have belonged to a diverse cohort of students. It was a very enriching experience. Everyone, please take the field trip course, you will not regret it!"

Mayda Malaspina, MEERL
Directional Survey Processing Specialist |​ RoundLab |​ Calgary, AB

Program Benefits​

MEERL will distinguish you from your colleagues and give you the boost to get to the next stage of your career. Through this program you will:​

  • Learn to take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the industry from different perspectives.​

  • Study problems specific to the energy and mineral industry.​

  • Apply learned tools in real-time to your career.​

  • Learn from renowned teaching staff from a variety of faculties.​

  • Interface with industry leaders serving as adjunct faculty, guest lectures, and advisors for projects.​

  • Be surrounded by like-minded classmates who are engaged and driven individuals from variety of backgrounds.​

  • Have flexibility to choose electives and assignments that match your interests and schedule.​

  • Be embedded in a unique program where courses are connected to provide you with a cultivated and purposeful experience.​

Industry Challenges

MEERL was designed to learn skills needed to tackle the new challenges facing the energy and mineral industries. Are you facing any of these challenges in your career?​

  • Increased interest by stakeholder communities to be more involved in decision-making.​

  • Incorporating new technologies to interpret very large datasets and improve efficiency.​

  • Planning for the future with renewable energy entering the marketplace.​

  • Need to address up-front the concerns about potential environmental impacts of resource extraction and use.​

  • Need to more fully understand and effectively manage the entire life cycle of resource development; balancing sustainability and commercial viability.​

  • Challenges of doing business in a global marketplace.