Queen's Mining Online

Online Education, Professional Development & Corporate Training

For students, working technicians, engineers, and industry professionals.

 

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining is celebrating 125 years of mining education excellence by offering select programs online. The suite of programs offered cover a broad range of experience levels, from new-to-the-mining-sector to veteran-executive.

 

BTech

The Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology is a college diploma to university degree program for technicians and technologists looking to accelerate their careers.

CMT

The Certificate in Mining Technologies is an 18-credit accelerated program for engineers and professionals, science and engineering students, as well as grads just entering the mining sector.

SPMEI

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries is a graduate diploma program that supports collaboration between communities and extractive industries.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development programs allow you to deeply explore a single topic relevant to today's mining industry over the course of several classes.

Corporate Training

Queen's has offered customized Corporate Training for decades. We can now deliver training in fully online, blended, on-campus or fully on-site formats, depending on your needs.

BTech

The Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology is a college diploma to university degree program for technicians and technologists looking to accelerate their careers.

CMT

The Certificate in Mining Technologies is an 18-credit accelerated program for engineers and professionals, science and engineering students, as well as grads just entering the mining sector.

SPMEI

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries is a graduate diploma program that supports collaboration between communities and extractive industries.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development programs allow you to deeply explore a single topic relevant to today's mining industry over the course of several classes.

Corporate Training

Queen's has offered customized Corporate Training for decades. We can now deliver training in fully online, blended, on-campus or fully on-site formats, depending on your needs.

Online Education

Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology (BTech)

What it is: Diploma-to-degree program offered online and in a flexible format.

Who it's for: Working or soon-to-be-working mining technicians and technologists with college diplomas, who need a university degree to accelerate their careers.

With its focus on competencies, state-of-the-art technologies and foundational science, BTech is designed specifically for the modern mining industry. It is a bridging program, offered online and in a flexible asynchronous format. That means you can take classes where you want, when you want, so you don't have to relocate or quit your job to pursue a university education.

There are multiple pathways into the program, and articulation and credit transfer agreements in place with a number of colleges across North America

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Certificate in Mining Technologies (CMT)

What it is:Six-course undergraduate program offered completely online, in an asynchronous format. The program is offered in two streams: (1) Mining and (2) Mineral Processing, sharing two core courses. Students typically complete the program over two years, part-time.

Elibility: admission requires completion of at least the first two years of a four year Bachelors degree program in Science, Engineering, or other discipline with sufficient mathematics content (e.g. a Commerce degree including Calculus and Linear Algebra).

Who it's for: suitably qualified individuals who want to pursue a career in the global mining and minerals industry and seek to expand their knowledge base, skill-set, and career opportunities. Professionals already working in the mining and minerals sector who wish to augment their knowledge base, skill-set, and career prospects.

Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned professional, the CMT can help you hone the competencies you need to succeed in today's modern mining sector.

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Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries (SPMEI)

What it is: Four-course graduate diploma program

Eligibility: Completion of any undergraduate degree.

Who it's for: Mining professionals; civil servants and the wider public sector; community and environmental leaders; ESG/impact assessment specialists; not-for-profit sector; mining industry leadership.

The extractive industries represent a significant portion of the global economy. Governments, activists, communities and the public in general are increasingly scrutinizing industry practices. In this program we'll explore the fundamental relationships that develop around the extractive industries, namely the relationships between industry, (Indigenous) communities, government and the environment itself. We'll examine examples of fruitful and successful partnerships where communities were empowered, environmental goals were met and stakeholders earned a profit. We'll examine how technology and regulation act to push the discourse around sustainability forward, and consider where it might be hold it back.

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Students of politics and other social sciences may also be interested in exploring the intersection between community and industry from a policy perspective, and program credits can be applied as electives depending on your program of study. The program can also be laddered towards an MEng, MASc, or an MPA.

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Online Professional Development Courses

What it is: self-paced online courses on a range of mining related topics.

Who it's for: professionals working in, or adjacent to, the mining sector.

In developing the CMT and BTech programs (see above), we've built significant expertise in online-course delivery and design. Combined with our unparalleled access to subject matter experts and industry leaders, our professional development courses are made for the modern mining workforce.

Our initial professional development course offering, Mining and Mineral Resources: A Systems Overview, is designed for professionals new to the mining sector, as well as those working in investment and finance, suppliers and vendors, government, NGO's and community groups, etc. This course provides an introduction to the broad scope of the mining life cycle, from mineral exploration through to mine closure. Students will become familiar with the basics of mining terminology, geology, mineral estimation and reporting, development and production methods and mineral processing, as well as social and environmental issues. This course is available now, with registration open until November 1st.

Plans for future professional development course offerings, in the next six to twelve months, include Mineral Economics, Digital Transformation for the Mining Sector, Applied Risk Analysis, as well as Ore Body Modelling and Geostatistics.

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Customized Corporate Training

What it is: Training programs customized for your workforce.

Who it's for:Organizations working in mining or mining-adjacent sectors.

For over fifty years, Queen's Mining has developed customized training programs for corporate clients in Canada and the world over.

Now, drawing from our experience designing and delivering the BTech and CMT programs 9see above), we're pleased to be able to offer completely customized corporate training programs in a variety of formats: (i) online (ii) blended, online and offline (iii) on-campus (iv) on-site or (v) any combination of the above.

Building on our deep subject matter expertise, we can work with corporate clients to custom tailor training programs across the broad spectrum of mining topics, ranging from mine planning and mine design, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, physical asset management, and digital transformation, through to social license and mineral economics.

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Queen's Mining - 125 Years

These programs are offered in flexible, online formats, allowing you to enhance your mining sector knowledge and expand your career opportunities.

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