BCIT offers first-in-Canada Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 19, 2015

BURNABY, BC: Students torn between a career as a Geologist or a career as an Engineer will soon have a much easier decision.

Starting this Fall, BCIT will offer a new Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering. This unique degree builds on BCIT’s 50-year track-record of offering the Mineral Exploration and Mining Diploma as well as industry relevant engineering and trades programs.

A unique combination of geology, mineral exploration, and mining, the new degree will prepare graduates to take a leading role in the discovery, evaluation, development, operation, and remediation of mineral resource projects.

Currently, there are no other undergraduate degrees in Canada that combine the critical skills of mineral exploration geology with mine engineering. Graduates will be prepared for a diversity of leading positions in the natural resource sector across BC, Canada, or indeed, around the world.

“This degree will close the knowledge gap that often exists between geologists and engineers,” said Robert Stevens, Associate Dean, Engineering and Natural Resources, BCIT. “By leading the way in our field, BCIT is addressing a direct industry need for Qualified Persons with a diverse skill set.”

The program is now accepting applicants for the anticipated September 2015 start date. Check out http://www.bcit.ca/mining for more information.

Media Contact:

Jocelyne Leszczynski
BCIT Media Relations Coordinator
604 250-9251
jleszczynski2@bcit.ca

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9 Responses to BCIT offers first-in-Canada Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering

  1. Banele Dlamini says:

    I want application form

  2. Jocelyne Leszczynski says:

    Hi Banele,

    Thanks for your interest in the course. Please note that students interested in completing this degree must apply for diploma program entry. See that diploma here – http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/6640dipma Those students who maintain a >70% average in the common first year may apply to transfer into year two of the degree. For more information, contact Dr. Russell Hartlaub, P.Geo., Russell_Hartlaub (at) bcit (dot) ca

  3. Eric Safari Ngambi says:

    It really seem most interesting course. How do I enrol and how much is to be paid. I think this can be my ticket to my dream world.

  4. Jocelyne Leszczynski says:

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks for your interest in the course. Please note that students interested in completing this degree must apply for diploma program entry.Those students who maintain a >70% average in the common first year may apply to transfer into year two of the degree. For more information on BCIT Enrollment and tuition fees you can visit the Mining and Mineral Resources Diploma website.

  5. Shamah says:

    I already have done post secondary Diploma in Engineering (Mining and mine survey technology)..May I can transfer to year two of the degree?

  6. Jocelyne Leszczynski says:

    Hi Shamah,
    Thank you for your interest in the program. Please contact Dr. Russell Hartlaub, Russell_Hartlaub (at) bcit (dot) ca for more information.

  7. koolopile mooketsi says:

    is there any institute in Botswana under mining?

  8. Kim says:

    Hey,

    Is this program accredited?

  9. Erin Edwards says:

    Sounds like a great program! For students who have already finished the mining tech diploma from BCIT is there advanced placement options? And what’s the longest time that can have elapsed in order to still be considered? Thanks!

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