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Mining and Materials Engineering

Mining and Materials Engineering

Location

Location

  • Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
  • M.H. Wong Building
  • 3610 University Street
  • Montreal, QC H3A 0C5
  • Canada
  • 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; and 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 satisfied the following:

  1. they have a minimum CGPA of 3.3 for the last two full-time undergraduate years;
  2. they have been in the master's program for less than 15 months;
  3. they have 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. they have obtained a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

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

Exceptional B.Eng. 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 in 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.

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) 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. Industrial experience is favourably viewed for entrance into the program, but is not considered a necessity.

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. 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) program (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 Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

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

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Department Chair
Stephen Yue
Graduate Program Director
George P. Demopoulos
Graduate Program Coordinator
Barbara Hanley
Emeritus Professors
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. (Gerald Hatch Faculty Fellow)
Roussos Dimitrakopoulos; B.Sc.(Thessaloniki), M.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.) (Canada Research Chair I)
James A. Finch; B.Sc.(Birm.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.), Eng., F.C.I.M., F.R.S.C. (Gerald G. Hatch Professor)
Raynald Gauvin; B.Ing., Ph.D.(Montr.), Eng.
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)
Richard Chromik; B.Sc.(Penn. St.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(SUNY/Binghamton)
Mainul Hasan; B.Eng.(Dhaka), M.Eng.(Dhahran), Ph.D.(McG.)
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.) (Gerald Hatch Faculty Fellow)
Mihriban Pekguleryuz; B.Sc., M.Eng.(Flor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Assistant Professors
Kirk Bevan; Ph.D.(Purd.)
Marta Cerruti; B.Sc., Ph.D., Laurea in Chemistry(Torino)
In-Ho Jung; B.Sc., M.Sc.(POSTECH), Ph.D.(École Poly., Montr.) (Gerald Hatch Faculty Fellow) (William Dawson Scholar)
Nathaniel Quitoriano; B.S.(Calif., Berk.), Ph.D.(MIT)
Jun Song; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Princ.)
Kristian Waters; M.Eng., M.Sc.(UMIST), Ph.D.(Birm.)
Post-Retirement Professor
Michel L. Bilodeau; B.A.Sc.(Montr.), M.Sc.(A.), Ph.D.(McG.), Eng.
Adjunct Professors
Mostafa Benzaazoua, Marc Betournay, Martin Bureau, Robin A.L. Drew, Daryoush Emadi, Elhachmi Essadiqi, Carlton Fuerst, Mory Ghomshei, Bryn Harris, Ahmad Hemami, Wynand Kleingeld, Eric Lifshin, Arun Mujumdar, Jan Nesset, Jacques Ouellet, Joe Stachulak, Michel Trudeau, Karim Zaghib
Lecturer
Florence Paray; B.Eng.(CSP), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.)

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

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

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

For more information, see 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 is required to participate in an appropriate Research Seminar course and is expected to take a preliminary examination within the first year of his/her Ph.D. registration.

The candidate must submit an acceptable thesis based upon successfully completed research and must satisfy the examiners in an oral examination of the thesis.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering (30 credits)

For more information, see Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering (30 credits).

Faculty of Engineering—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 13, 2013) (disclaimer)