Mining engineers focus on finding ways to extract minerals or metals from the earth. Their expertise in mining, mineral processing and mine waste management is highly sought after around the world, wherever mines are located.
UBC’s Mining Engineering program is consistently ranked among the top in Canada. We offer a broad professional degree program that integrates courses on engineering principles, earth sciences, and mining and mineral processing with content covering health, safety, management, economics, and environmental and social issues. The integration is done by means of case studies, field trips, guest speakers and design projects.
Mining engineers address a wide range of challenges, from building mines in remote areas or at large depths to finding ways to reduce the environmental and social impact of mining operations. At UBC, you’ll be equipped to meet these challenges and be prepared to participate in the many significant opportunities available in the global mining industry.