Masters of Engineering (Project)
This program consists of 45 credits of coursework, seminars and projects to provide basic training in a particular field. The mixture of courses are selected in consultation with the student to provide the student with the desired background. A minimum of 12 course credits are required to be taken in graduate-level courses from the department. In addition 6-15 project credits from the department must also be taken. The balance of the credits may be taken from the department or other departments on campus.
Masters of Engineering (Thesis)
In this program, a student will learn to carry out, organize and present research in a professional manner. This program consists of 45 credits. A preponderance of these credits, 27, are for thesis research. Four, graduate-level courses at 3 credits each are also required as well as a 6-credit seminar course.
Masters of Science (Thesis)
This program is a mixture of courses and research and serves to focus a student in a discipline by taking classes, conducting research and writing a thesis (or equivalent) in that discipline based on the research undertaken. The Masters of Science is mainly available in Mining Engineering.
Doctor of Philosphy
The primary objective in this program is to train a student to become a leader in their field: to show familiarity with that field, to carry out, organize original research and to contribute to the knowledge base. With this in mind, a majority of the student’s time is spent in research though some classes are still required.