Mining Engineering is concerned with the extraction and processing of ores containing valuable minerals or metals. To become a mining engineer, you need a thorough knowledge of general engineering principles, followed by the study of courses specific to mining and mineral processing. These courses are designed to cover a wide and diverse range of subjects in order to meet the challenges that will faced in the mining industry. The program's cross-disciplinary approach to mining is aimed at reducing environmental impact during mining operations, increasing mineral extractions, and increasing the rate of land reclamation upon completion of mineral extraction.
UBC Engineering gives you the opportunity to focus on issues that affect every global citizen and every facet of our planet. Choose from 11 specialized programs that lead to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree. Learn valuable analytic and design skills from the world’s leading experts, gain practical experience in our cutting-edge laboratory facilities and apply your knowledge in the field. UBC’s program focuses on team-based project work, early design experience and professional development, as well as active industry and community involvement. UBC students, faculty and researchers share a desire to create a better world. You can see this value through a sampling of current student and faculty research projects, including creating synthetic material that can help burn victims recover faster, improving copper-mining techniques using viruses and bacteria, and discovering how toxic substances disperse in bodies of water. UBC Engineers are among the best-prepared and most respected in industry and academia. An engineering degree from UBC provides you with a solid foundation on which to build your career anywhere, in almost any field. Astronautics, video game design, urban planning, medicine, law and business – these are just a few of your career options as a UBC Engineering alumnus.