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
  • Email: barbara.hanley [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/minmat
  • 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

Mining Engineering

  • Geomechanics
  • Mining Environments
  • Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Operations Research
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Safety
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mineral Economics
  • Materials Handling
  • Environmental Engineering

Materials Engineering

  • Process Metallurgy
  • Computational Thermodynamics
  • Effluent and Waste Treatment
  • Mineral Processing
  • Metal Casting and CFD Modelling
  • Surface Engineering and Coatings
  • Additive Manufacturing and Powder Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Automotive and Aerospace Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronic Materials
  • Multiscale Modelling of Materials
  • Electronic and Solar Cell Materials
  • Environmental Engineering

Research Degrees

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

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Sc. Materials Engineering (Thesis) program.

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

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Sc. Mining Engineering (Thesis) program.

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:

  1. an excellent academic standing for their undergraduate degree;
  2. been in the master's program for less than 12 months;
  3. 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. made good progress with their research;
  5. obtained a strong letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

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

Exceptional B.Eng. and B.Sc. 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.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Eng. Materials Engineering (Project) program.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Eng. Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) program.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Eng. Mining Engineering (Project) program.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Please consult the Department for more information about the M.Eng. Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis) program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Materials Engineering

Please consult the Department for more information about the Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mining Engineering

Please consult the Department for more information about the Ph.D.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) 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.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Mar. 3, 2022) (disclaimer)

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.Sc. (Thesis) degree is open to graduates holding the B.Eng. degree or its equivalent in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering or other related engineering fields.; or B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Geology, or related fields.

The Master of Engineering (Project) (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) (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 complete a Qualifying term. Industrial experience is favourably viewed for entrance into the program, but is not considered a necessity.

The Master of Engineering (Project) (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, who are admitted to Ph.D. 2.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Winter Term: Feb. 15 Sept. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 15
Summer Term: May 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Mining and Materials Engineering Faculty

Department Chair
Richard Chromik
Associate Chair, Materials Engineering
Jun Song
Associate Chair & Graduate Program Director
Mathieu Brochu
Graduate Program Coordinator
Barbara Hanley
Emeritus Professors
James A. Finch; John E. Gruzleski; John J. Jonas; Gordon W. Smith.
Professors
Marta Cerruti; Richard Chromik; George P. Demopoulos; Roussos Dimitrakopoulos; Raynald Gauvin; Roderick I.L. Guthrie; Faramarz (Ferri) P. Hassani; Hani S. Mitri; Mihriban Pekguleryuz; Stephen Yue.
Associate Professors
Kirk Bevan; Mathieu Brochu; Mainul Hasan; Mustafa Kumral; Showan Nazhat; Sidney Omelon; Nathaniel Quitoriano; Agus Pulung Sasmito; Jun Song; Kristian Waters.
Assistant Professor
Jinhyuk Lee; Alessandro Navarra; Philippe Ouzilleau.
Professor of Practice
Karim Zaghib
Adjunct Professors
Behnam Ashrafi; Salim Brahimi; Alexandros Charitos; Michel Gamache; Tassos Grammatikopoulos; Ahmad Hemami; Alice Jarry; Luis Javier Montiel Petro; Amina Lamghari; Jan Nesset; Jimi Sauw-Yoeng Tjong; Michel Trudeau; Priti Wanjara.
Senior Faculty Lecturer
Florence Paray
Faculty Lecturer – Mining
Shahe Shnorhokian
Co-op Program Liaison Officers
Genevieve Snider (Materials); Lisa Thiess (Mining).
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Mar. 3, 2022) (disclaimer)

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

The M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (Thesis) is a research-oriented program that focuses on research skills and knowledge of materials engineering through coursework and a research thesis under the supervision of a Faculty member (professor). Emphasis is placed on research methods, as well as fundamentals. As such, the program is the more suitable option for those...

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.) Materials Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

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

The M.Sc. in Mining Engineering focuses on both fundamental and applied research. A two- to three-semester independent research project, leading to a thesis, is undertaken in any research area of mining science, engineering or technology, as well as closely related fields.

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.) Mining Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

The Master of Engineering in Materials Engineering: Non-Thesis program is primarily designed to train people with appropriate engineering or scientific background to allow them to work effectively in the materials industries.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

This interdepartmental graduate option leads to a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering: Non-Thesis-Environmental Engineering. The objective of the option is to train environmental professionals at an advanced level. The program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering. The Environmental Engineering option emphasizes...

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

The Master of Engineering in Mining: Non-Thesis program 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.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Graduate Program Director prior to enrolling in the program.

For more information, see Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Materials Engineering

Candidates for this degree must complete a minimum of two lecture courses assigned by the Department, ...

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Materials Engineering.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mining Engineering

Candidates for this degree must complete a minimum of two lecture courses assigned by the Department, selected on the basis of previous academic training and research interests. Candidates must also pass a safety training course, participate in an appropriate Research Seminar course and, take a preliminary examination within their first year of Ph.D. study.

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mining Engineering.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Mining Engineering (30 credits)

Faculty of Engineering—2022-2023 (last updated Mar. 3, 2022) (disclaimer)
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