Mining and Materials Engineering

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Mining and Materials Engineering

Location

Location

  • Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
  • M.H. Wong Building
  • 3610 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C5
  • Canada
  • Email: barbara.hanley [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/minmat
  • Mining Engineering
  • Telephone: 514-398-2215
  • Fax: 514-398-7099
  • Materials Engineering
  • Telephone: 514-398-4383
  • Fax: 514-398-4492

About Mining and Materials Engineering

About Mining and Materials Engineering

Graduate programs leading to M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D. research degrees are available in the areas of:

  • Geomechanics;
  • Mining Environments;
  • Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization;
  • Stochastic Modelling;
  • Operations Research;
  • Mineral Economics;
  • Materials Handling;
  • Process Metallurgy;
  • Computational Thermodynamics;
  • Hydrometallurgy;
  • Effluent and Waste Treatment;
  • Mineral Processing;
  • Metal Casting and CFD Modelling;
  • Surface Engineering;
  • Composites;
  • Ceramics;
  • Electron Microscopy;
  • Automotive and Aerospace Materials;
  • Biomaterials;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Nanoelectronic Materials;
  • Multiscale Modelling of Materials;
  • Electronic and Solar Cell Materials.

Course programs leading to the M.Eng. (Project) degree in Mining or Materials Engineering and the Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering are also available.

Special programs are available for those holding degrees in subjects other than Materials or Mining Engineering (e.g., Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.Eng. (Thesis) degree is open to graduates holding the B.Eng. degree or its equivalent in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related engineering fields.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.Sc. (Thesis) degree is open to graduates holding the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Geology, or related fields.

Direct Transfer from a Master's to a Ph.D. – Students enrolled in a master's program (thesis) may transfer into the Ph.D. program without obtaining a master's degree if they have:

  1. an excellent academic standing for their undergraduate degree;
  2. been in the master's program for less than 12 months;
  3. passed with the minimum CGPA of 3.6 at least three of the required master's courses, and given one seminar with a minimum grade of A-;
  4. made good progress with their research;
  5. obtained a strong letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Direct Entry from B.Eng. to Ph.D.

Exceptional B.Eng. and B.Sc. graduates may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. 1 students admitted through this process are required to complete at least four graduate-level courses.

M.Eng. (Project) Degrees

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

The Master of Engineering (Project) program (Materials option) is primarily designed to train people with appropriate engineering or scientific backgrounds to allow them to work effectively in the metals and materials industries. The Master of Engineering (Project) program (Mining option) is primarily designed for graduates from mining engineering programs who have received adequate academic training in modern mining technology, mineral economics, computer programming, and probabilities and statistics.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

This interdepartmental graduate program leads to a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. The objective of the program is to train environmental professionals at an advanced level. The program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering. This non-thesis degree falls within the M.Eng. and M.Sc. programs, which are offered in the Departments of Bioresource, Chemical, Civil, and Mining and Materials Engineering. The Environmental Engineering program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical perspectives, and awareness of environmental issues through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at the University. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Graduate Program Director prior to enrolling in the program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Mining and Materials Engineering

Please consult the Department for more information about the Ph.D.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.); Mining Engineering (30 credits)

This program normally requires one academic year of full-time study to complete. Candidates are required to take an integrated group of courses based on their academic background.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016) (disclaimer)

Mining and Materials Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Mining and Materials Engineering Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering is open to graduates with suitable academic standing in any branch of engineering or science. It is designed to provide a sound technical mining engineering background to candidates intending to work in the minerals industry.

The M.Eng. (Thesis) degree is open to graduates holding the B.Eng. degree or its equivalent in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related engineering fields.

The M.Sc. (Thesis) degree is open to graduates holding the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Geology, or related fields.

The Master of Engineering (Project) (Materials option) is primarily designed to train people with appropriate engineering or scientific backgrounds to allow them to work effectively in the metals and materials industries. Industrial experience is favourably viewed for entrance into the program, but is not considered a necessity.

The Master of Engineering (Project) (Mining option) is primarily designed for graduates from mining engineering programs who have received adequate academic training in modern mining technology, mineral economics, computer programming, and probabilities and statistics. Students without this academic training must follow a Qualifying term. Industrial experience is favourably viewed for entrance into the program, but is not considered a necessity.

The Master of Engineering (Project) (Environmental Engineering option) is also offered.

Ph.D. degree applicants may either be “directly transferred” from the M.Eng. or M.Sc. program (see below) or hold an acceptable master's degree in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related fields, or under exceptional circumstances may be admitted directly from the bachelor's degree. In the latter case they are admitted to Ph.D. 1 as opposed to those holding a master's degree that are admitted to Ph.D. 2.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15
Winter: Oct. 15 Winter: Sept. 1 Winter: Same as Canadian/International
Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Jan. 15

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016) (disclaimer)

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Department Chair
George P. Demopoulos
Associate Chair, Student Affairs
Richard Chromik
Associate Chair & Graduate Program Director
Mathieu Brochu
Graduate Program Coordinator
Barbara Hanley
Director, Mining Engineering Program
Hani S. Mitri (on sabbatical as of Jan. 2017)
Emeritus Professors
James A. Finch; B.Sc.(Birm.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), Eng., F.C.I.M., F.R.S.C. (Gerald G. Hatch Professor)
John E. Gruzleski; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Tor.), Eng., F.C.I.M., F.A.S.M. (Gerald G. Hatch Emeritus Professor)
John J. Jonas; B.Eng.(McG.), Ph.D.(Cant.), Eng., F.A.S.M., F.R.S.C. (Henry Birks Emeritus Professor)
Gordon W. Smith; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), Eng.
Professors
George P. Demopoulos; Dipl.Eng.(NTU Athens), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.), Eng., F.C.I.M.
Roussos Dimitrakopoulos; B.Sc.(Thessaloniki), M.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.) (Canada Research Chair I) (on sabbatical as of Jan. 2017)
Raynald Gauvin; B.Ing., Ph.D.(Montr.), Eng. (on sabbatical as of Sept. 2016)
Roderick I.L. Guthrie; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Lond.), D.I.C., Eng., A.R.S.M., F.C.I.M., R.R.S.C. (William C. Macdonald Professor)
Faramarz (Ferri) P. Hassani; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Nott.), C.Eng.(U.K. Reg.) (George Boyd Webster Professor)
Hani S. Mitri; B.Sc.(Cairo), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McM.), Eng.
Stephen Yue; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Leeds) (James McGill Professor) (Lorne Trottier Chair in Aerospace Engineering)
Associate Professors
Mathieu Brochu; B.Eng.(Laval), Ph.D.(McG.) (Canada Research Chair II) (Hatch Faculty Fellow)
Marta Cerruti; B.Sc., Ph.D., Laurea in Chemistry(Torino) (on sabbatical as of Jan. 2017)
Richard Chromik; B.Sc.(Penn. St.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(SUNY/Binghamton) (Hatch Faculty Fellow)
Mainul Hasan; B.Eng.(Dhaka), M.Eng.(Dhahran), Ph.D.(McG.)
In-Ho Jung; B.Sc.(POSTECH ), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Mustafa Kumral; B.Eng.(Hacettepe), M.Eng.(Cukurova), Ph.D.(Leeds)
Frank Mucciardi; B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), Eng.
Showan Nazhat; B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Lond.)
Mihriban Pekguleryuz; B.Sc., M.Eng.(Flor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Nathaniel Quitoriano; B.S.(Calif., Berk.), Ph.D.(MIT)
Kristian Waters; M.Eng., M.Sc.(UMIST), Ph.D.(Birm.) (on sabbatical as of Sept. 2016)
Assistant Professors
Kirk Bevan; Ph.D.(Purd.)
Agus Pulung Sasmito; B.Eng.(Univ. Gadjah Mada), Ph.D.(NUS), Mech. Eng.
Jun Song; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Princ.)
Adjunct Professors
Bruno Benedetti, Mostafa Benzaazoua, Marc Bétournay, Michel Gamache, Abdelbaset Guerfi, Bryn Harris, Robert Harrison, Ahmad Hemami, Arun Mujumdar, Jan Nesset, Marco Quirion, Denis Thibodeau, Karim Zaghib
Faculty Lecturer
Florence Paray; B.Eng.(CSP), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)
Course Lecturers
Yves Buro
Marco Quirion
Shahe Shnorhokian
Co-op Program Liaison Officers
Monika Teresa Skonieczny (Mining)
Genevieve Snider (Materials)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Students registered in this program specialize either in Mining Engineering or Materials Engineering.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Graduate Program Director prior to enrolling in this program.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Mining and Materials Engineering

A candidate for this degree must pass a minimum of two courses assigned by the Department. These are selected on the basis of the student's previous academic training and research interests. The candidate must also pass a safety training course in the first year of his/her Ph.D. registration. The candidate is required to participate in an appropriate Research...

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mining and Materials Engineering.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.); Mining Engineering (30 credits)

Faculty of Engineering—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 14, 2016) (disclaimer)