Degree Information

The purpose of a M.Eng. degree is to increase student’s skills and knowledge in a particular aspect of mining or mineral processing. This program has the similar admission requirements to the MASc and offers the same courses but instead of a thesis, students are expected to take additional courses. Since it is a technical degree students must have an undergraduate degree in a mining related discipline in engineering or science. Currently, M.Eng. degree students can specialize in one of four areas:

  • Mining Geotechnics
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mine Environment
  • Mine Economics and Finance

An M.Eng. degree consists of 24 credits of course work in a given area of interest and a 6 credit engineering project. Usually this amounts to 8 courses, which must mainly be selected from offerings in the Faculty of Applied Science. Half of the courses should be mining related courses.

Students may take a maximum of six credits of 300 or 400 level undergraduate courses to fulfill these credit requirements The 6 credit engineering project, involves describing the results of an engineering project in a written report that is reviewed and graded by at least one professor. Please note that before registering in the project course, students must enter into a written agreement with a professor who agrees to review the project work and the report. M.Eng. students must achieve a passing grade of at least 68% in all courses taken, although up to six credits will be permitted for marks between 60-67%.

For more information on M.Eng. policies for current students please visit the following engineering website: UBC Engineering Policies.