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The Department of Mining Engineering was created in 1871 to become the oldest mining school in Canada. By 1873, the first mining engineer in Canada graduated from McGill. The Mining Engineering Program is known for its excellence in research and the quality of its graduates, many of whom have held key positions in the mining industry. A wide range of scholarships is available to qualified students including an Entrance Award.

The Bilingual Stream was created in 1988 in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique whereby McGill students take six courses at Ecole in the 3rd year of the program. In 2013, the English Stream was created to accommodate out-of-province and international destinations allowing them to take all mining courses in English at McGill. The co-op program offers the opportunity to gain work experience while studying through three, paid work terms in industry and departmental research labs. Students are admitted automatically to the co-op program, however, they can later choose to graduate without co-op, i.e. without having to complete all three coop work terms. For more information, click here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: Mon, 03/30/2020 

In accordance with the Quebec government’s latest directive, the University will remain closed until at least May 1. All libraries and athletic facilities are closed during this period. All McGill in-person events, on or off campus, are cancelled until June 5. All courses that can be taught using remote instruction will be available starting March 30. There will be no in-person classes and no in-person sit-down examinations for the Winter 2020 term. Students will not be required to be physically on campus for the rest of the term. Visit the Coronavirus update website for more information and Faculty of Engineering FAQ website.

Conformément à la plus récente directive du gouvernement du Québec, l’Université demeurera fermée au moins jusqu’au 1er mai. Toutes les bibliothèques et les installations sportives seront fermées durant cette période. Toutes les activités de l’Université McGill nécessitant une présence en personne, sur le campus ou ailleurs, sont annulées jusqu’au 5 juin. Tous les cours pouvant être offerts en ligne seront disponibles à compter du 30 mars. Les étudiants ne seront pas tenus d’être présents sur le campus d’ici la fin de la session d’hiver 2020; en d’autres termes, il n’y aura pas de cours en classe ni d’examens en personne. Visitez le site web Le point sur le coronavirus pour en savoir plus.

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