Department Head T. Katsabanis
Chair of Undergraduate Studies M. Morin
Program Coordinator L. Campbell
Office Goodwin Hall, Room 354
Telephone (613) 533-6000 Ext 79312
Departmental Web Site http://www.btech.engineering.queensu.ca
The modern mining industry is concerned with the stewardship and recovery of the earth’s mineral resources in an economic and sustainable manner, while also adhering to ethical and social values. Mining professionals have to be technically proficient, work safely, have business and management skills, recognize and mitigate negative environmental effects, understand the interests of local communities, and design for sustainability. The Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology curriculum has been designed to provide technical, managerial, and sustainability skills, as well as develop an understanding of the business of mining in terms of economics, finance, and people. Recognizing that technical competence is key to the business of mining, these competencies will be emphasized by providing the necessary fundamental background in science and mathematics, and reinforced through a two-week hands-on field school placement, occurring in the summer of each year (one in Kingston, the other in Timmins), which will also serve to enhance the development of applied skills and theoretical concepts. Ultimately, the curriculum is designed to produce experienced mining professionals with technical hands-on communication and business skills, sensitive to the values of society, and with an ability to adapt to the future needs of the industry.
- All curriculum may be completed at either a full-time or part-time pace.
- Courses are group-paced, delivered asynchronously, and are 12 weeks in length.
- Upon enrolment, students must complete a customized bridge curriculum (offered via distance delivery), before progressing into Year 3 of the program.
- Years 3 and 4 will each contain 12 courses (also offered via distance delivery - pending curriculum committee approval).
- Upon completion of each year’s curriculum, students will then be required to complete a two-week, laboratory intensive field placement, consisting of a series of labs based on the year’s curriculum.