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Mining Engineering (Co-Op)

Can be taken as: Major, Minor

Mining Engineering is a complex and interdisciplinary field involving elements of geological, civil, mechanical and materials engineering.  A Professional Mining Engineer can plan, design, organize and supervise the development of mines, mine facilities, systems and equipment, and can also prepare and supervise the extraction of metallic or non-metallic minerals and ore from underground or surface mines.

Labour market forecasts show that Mining Engineers are highly desirable in the workforce in Canada and around the world for a variety of career options such as field work, management and academia.

The Bachelor of Mining Engineering program is a Co-op program where students work 12-16 months within the minerals, mining, oil, and gas, and energy sectors. While many industrial jobs are in Quebec, some 60% of the co-op work terms are outside of the province. Canadian and international students can work in most locations all over the globe depending on opportunities.

The Department offers a Major in Mining Engineering leading to an accredited B.Eng. degree in Mining Engineering. The program is offered in one of two streams: English Stream for non-CEGEP students and Bilingual Stream (six courses in French) for CEGEP students, in collaboration with the mining engineering program at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. 

Students in Engineering may obtain the Mining Engineering Minor by completing 24 credits of required and complementary courses. One of the required courses is a four-month industrial work period in a mining company, research laboratory or government agency. The student will receive formal industrial training in a technical position, for which enrolment may be limited.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES: 

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Mining Engineering (144 Credits)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Co-op in Mining Engineering (150 Credits)
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Minor Mining Engineering (23 Credits)