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What is the Certificate in Mining Technologies?

Queen’s Certificate in Mining Technologies is a 6-course undergraduate program offered completely online, in an asynchronous format. The program is offered in two different streams: (1) Mining and (2) Mineral Processing. Students typically complete the program in two years.

Who is the Certificate in Mining Technologies for?

The program was designed in collaboration with industry to equip undergraduate students in Science and Engineering, as well as working professionals, with the skills & knowledge needed to pursue career advancement in the rapidly transforming global mining industry. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, the CMT can help you hone the competencies you need to succeed in today’s modern mining sector.

Why enrol in the Certificate in Mining Technologies?

The transition to a greener economy is driving increased demand for metals across the globe. Meanwhile, the mining industry is being held to higher standards with regards to sustainability and social responsibility. This implies profound challenges as well as opportunities for the mining industry. The CMT will help you gain foundational knowledge related to:

  • State of the art technologies for extraction and processing of minerals
  • Digital transformation
  • Social responsibility
  • Environmental protection
  • Health and safety
  • Economic feasibility

The CMT program equips students with the skills the sector requires as it shifts towards more sustainable and equitable resource extraction, while maintaining economic viability.

About Queen’s Mining

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining is one of the oldest and largest Mining schools in the world. Consistently ranked in the top 10 worldwide, Queen’s Mining has a reputation for training outstanding graduates and has strong and long-standing connections with the industry. Queen’s Mining now offers a range of online programming.

TOP

10

consistently ranked mining engineering schools in the world

125

years of mining education experience

25

%

of mining engineers in Canada are Queen’s Grads

Streams and Courses

CMT is offered in Mining and Mineral Processing streams.

Core Courses:

  • MNTC 305 Introduction to Mining
  • MNTC 306 Mineral Processing Unit Operations

CHOOSE A STREAM

Core Courses:

  • MNTC 307 Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting

Electives (Choose 2):

  • MNTC P07 Surveying Principles
  • MNTC 310 Mining and Society
  • MNTC 311 Ore Body Modelling & Resource Estimation
  • MNTC 316 Ventilation and Hydraulics
  • MNTC 408 Mine Health and Safety
  • MNTC 409 Mineral Economics
  • MNTC 413 Surface Mine Planning
  • MNTC 414 Underground Mine Planning
  • MNTC 415 Metal Extraction Processes
  • MNTC 418 Sustainability and the Environment
  • MNTC 419 Mine Supervision & Project Management
  • MNTC 420 Physical Asset Management
  • MNTC 423 Geomatics

Core Courses:

  • MNTC 415 Metal Extraction Processes
  • MNTC 418 Sustainability and the Environment

Electives (Choose 2):

  • MNTC P07 Surveying Principles
  • MNTC 307 Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting
  • MNTC 310 Mining and Society
  • MNTC 311 Ore Body Modelling & Resource Estimation
  • MNTC 316 Ventilation and Hydraulics
  • MNTC 408 Mine Health and Safety
  • MNTC 409 Mineral Economics
  • MNTC 413 Surface Mine Planning
  • MNTC 414 Underground Mine Planning
  • MNTC 419 Mine Supervision & Project Management
  • MNTC 420 Physical Asset Management
  • MNTC 423 Geomatics

Courses can in some cases be substituted between streams at the discretion of the Undergraduate Chair.

Course descriptions can be found in the course calendar.

Core Courses:

  • MNTC 307 Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting

Electives (Choose 2):

  • MNTC P07 Surveying Principles
  • MNTC 310 Mining and Society
  • MNTC 311 Ore Body Modelling & Resource Estimation
  • MNTC 316 Ventilation and Hydraulics
  • MNTC 408 Mine Health and Safety
  • MNTC 409 Mineral Economics
  • MNTC 413 Surface Mine Planning
  • MNTC 414 Underground Mine Planning
  • MNTC 415 Metal Extraction Processes
  • MNTC 418 Sustainability and the Environment
  • MNTC 419 Mine Supervision & Project Management
  • MNTC 420 Physical Asset Management
  • MNTC 423 Geomatics

Core Courses:

  • MNTC 415 Metal Extraction Processes
  • MNTC 418 Sustainability and the Environment

Electives (Choose 2):

  • MNTC P07 Surveying Principles
  • MNTC 307 Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • MNTC 314 Drilling and Blasting
  • MNTC 310 Mining and Society
  • MNTC 311 Ore Body Modelling & Resource Estimation
  • MNTC 316 Ventilation and Hydraulics
  • MNTC 408 Mine Health and Safety
  • MNTC 409 Mineral Economics
  • MNTC 413 Surface Mine Planning
  • MNTC 414 Underground Mine Planning
  • MNTC 419 Mine Supervision & Project Management
  • MNTC 420 Physical Asset Management
  • MNTC 423 Geomatics

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 6 courses for a total of 18 credit units
  • Average time commitment is between 8 and 12 hours per course per week during term
  • Individuals working full time typically take one course per term and finish in six terms (two years)

Admission Criteria

  • A cumulative average (cumulative GPA) in their Bachelors degree of at least 73% (B average under Queen’s grading scheme)
  • Significant and relevant professional experience may in exceptional cases provide a basis for flexibility in admissions cut-off
  • All international students must meet Queen’s University’s English language requirements

Tuition & Fees

Fees vary based on residency (international vs. domestic)
Current fees per 3.0 credit course (all CMT courses are 3.0 credits)

  • Domestic Students CAD $714.69
  • International Students CAD $2,309.07
    or approximately USD $1,900 as of June 15, 2021. (plus minor fees for exams etc.)

Key Dates

Fall Term (September Start)

Application process opens: May 1

Application Deadline: August 15

Document Deadline: August 25

Winter Term (January Start)

Application process opens: September 1

Application Deadline: December 1

Document Deadline: December 15

Summer Term (May Start)

Application process opens: January 1

Application Deadline: April 15

Document Deadline: April 25

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