Graduate Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management

Program Structure

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“The UBC program has considerably contributed to create and strengthen a professional network with a wide range of specialists in the mining industry, comprehensively addressing the most relevant topics of the mine waste engineering, along with outstanding discussion sessions with key players in the industry. This definitely has been a career boost into a global mine waste management”.

Mauricio Cisternas — Geotechnical Engineer at BGC Engineering (Chile)

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The 12-credit certificate program provides in-depth knowledge of best practices in mine waste management. Courses in the first year of study focus on advanced mine waste management and site management, while those in the second year explore risk assessment and mine waste management case studies.

Each course is offered in a blended three-part format:

  • Part 1: Online learning (two months)
  • Part 2: Intensive face-to-face session (two weeks)
  • Part 3: Final project, completed through online learning (six weeks)

In the online component of each course, assessments include weekly discussions and online assignments. During the two-week face-to-face component, you’ll be assessed through assignments and quizzes. The online portion for each course will include a final project.

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