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McGill’s program in Mining Engineering is Canada’s oldest mining school, founded in 1871. In 2021, we celebrate our 150th anniversary! For a century and a half, our graduates have shaped the face of mining here in Canada and around the world. It’s time to recognize and celebrate what we’ve achieved together.

Mining Engineering is a fascinating field of study that leads to some very exciting and rewarding career prospects. But don’t just take our word for it


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Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering provides students with the skills and experience necessary to work in mining, as well as in related fields such as energy, construction, manufacturing, and finance and mining investment. We offer a Bilingual Stream in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique, as well as an English Stream for out-of-province and international students. The co-op program offers the opportunity to gain work experience while studying through three, paid work terms. Undergraduate students also have the option to complete the program without co-op work terms.

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Graduate Program

The graduate program is known for its excellence in research and the quality of its students, many of whom have held key positions in the mining industry, and the strength of its ties with leading companies in the mining industry. Graduate studies in Mining Engineering are dynamic, allowing students to work with top researchers in a wide variety of areas such as mine planning and optimization, rock breaking, and mineral economics, to name just a few. Grad students come from all over the world to benefit from the program’s numerous funding opportunities and career resources, as well as from its tight-knit, community aspect.

Forge your own path with the Undergraduate Program in Mining Engineering

Help shape the future with the Graduate Program in Mining Engineering

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