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Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Burnaby, Canada
The Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering program at British Columbia Institute of Technology  is designed to allow well qualified students who successfully complete the first year of the Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology diploma program to apply to complete an engineering degree through three additional years of full-time study. 
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The vision of the Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering program at British Columbia Institute of Technology is to provide students with a flexible educational path for successful careers in the mineral resource industry both in Canada and worldwide. As such the degree will have a strong practical focus built upon a broad foundation of engineering theory, analysis and design. Throughout this program, students will be challenged to develop their critical thinking skills and exercise their creative abilities.

The mineral resource industry is a cornerstone of many communities throughout BC and Canada and it is a major contributor to our economy. Canada is recognized as a world leader in mineral exploration and mining, and our expertise is exported around the world to help discover, develop, and operate mines.

As one of the largest users of high-technology equipment and applications, the mining industry requires professionals who have the skills and knowledge necessary to keep up with these advances. Virtually all technical jobs within the fields of mining and mineral exploration require a post-secondary education. If you are interested in a challenging and varied work environment, in the office, lab or field, and like solving engineering problems, this program will appeal to you. Take the Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering program, the only program of its kind in Western Canada.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    222 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry for Mining
  • Technical Communication 
  • Computer Essentials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Entry to the degree is competitive based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) scores
  • Post-Secondary: one of the following: Completion of all Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology first year diploma courses, with a minimum year-end average GPA of 70% or, an equivalent level of formal education at the post-secondary level, with a minimum year-end average GPA of 70%
  • Course-by-Course Self-Assessment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19196 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9598 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5836 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2918 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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