Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
School of Graduate Studies
Watson Hall Room 312
Registrar of the Graduate School
From its inauguration in 1893, Mining Engineering at Queen’s has held a significant position in the Canadian mineral industry. It is currently the largest mining school in North America and one of the largest in the world. Our engineers work in base metals, gold, iron ore, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil, and with consulting companies, geotechnical groups, environmental groups, heavy and light equipment manufacturing companies, computer software and hardware development organizations, banks, government institutions and university organizations. We are at the forefront in developing computer applications for engineering design and work in close contact with the mineral industry. The Mining field is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation. Mining engineers acquire knowledge about all relevant mining processes, from exploration to production, that also include management and environmental issues. The Mineral Processing and Environmental field is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and controlling the plants that treat mined ore to produce valuable products for market. Mineral processing engineers also design and operate the environmental processes required by government regulations. On-campus laboratories include a rock mechanics laboratory, a mine environment laboratory, computer planning facilities, and several mineral processing laboratories. The Department also operates an Explosive Test Site in Hinchinbrooke Township, near Kingston.