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Quebec students can receive up to
$20,000 in scholarships for this program

Full-time students who are residents of Quebec and enroll in this program can apply for the Bourses Perspective Scholarship, a guaranteed $2,500 per successful term.

Mining Engineering


Mining is the business, science and engineering of creating a profitable mining operation. Mining engineers design, develop and implement the processes and technologies for the extraction of minerals from the earth in a safe way while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Mining engineers study math, physics, geology, economics, environment and a mix of applied engineering subjects like materials handling, rock fragmentation, ventilation, mining methods and mineral processing. This program offers work term employments and project-oriented courses, which provides you with hands-on experience. Mining engineers are often involved in the design of various processes, making them adaptable and creative problem solvers.

Did you know that this program was established in 1871, making it the oldest mining engineering program in Canada and the second oldest in North America?


After studying mining engineering, you can go on to exciting careers in mining operations, mining investment firms, consulting companies, and mining equipment manufacturers. You can gain valuable experience and industry contacts through the co-op program. Students are often able to find a job with one of their co-op placement companies.

You can become a professional: 

  • Mining engineer
  • Technical sales representative
  • Consultant
  • Field engineer
  • Process engineer

Group of students dressed in mining safety equipment.

Student experience

As a student studying Mining Engineering at McGill, you will benefit from smaller class sizes as well as peer and global networks. You can complete up to four paid work terms, which offer diverse, practical work experience in the mining sector before you graduate.

The program is offered in one of two streams:

  • English Stream for non-CEGEP students
  • Bilingual Stream (including six courses in French) for CEGEP students, in collaboration with the mining engineering program at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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