The BTech (Mining) program curriculum is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills employers want.

You’ll gain the technical, managerial and sustainability competencies to develop and improve modern technologies, work safely and productively, recognize and mitigate negative environmental effects, and balance the interests of multiple stakeholders and communities.

Queen's Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology program combines state­-of-­the-­art technical education with training in the soft skills and management competencies that make the difference between a technologist and a manager. As a Queen’s BTech student, you’ll learn a variety of skills, both technical and professional, including:

Geomatics (Surveying)

Understand modern surveying technology including GPS and LiDAR mapping systems used in mining operations.

 Surface and Underground Mine Design

Learn the principles of surface and underground mine design, including optimizing extraction processes, blast design and equipment selection.

 Leadership Management

Learn how to lead teams and projects, interpret collective agreements, achieve strategic objectives and understand how organizational culture and leadership style can influence a mining organization.

Mining Sustainability

Learn to carry out sustainability audits, perform risk assessments and manage the complex sustainability implications of the entire mine life-cycle.

 Instrumentation and Data Analysis

Learn to apply modern data collection and analysis techniques used in mining.

 Communications and Technical Writing

Develop the technical and business writing and presentation skills needed to effectively communicate with the audiences you’ll encounter in professional practice.


  • All curriculum may be completed at either a full-time or part-time pace.
  • Courses are group-paced, delivered asynchronously, and are 12 weeks in length.
  • Upon enrolment, students must complete a customized bridge curriculum, before progressing into Year 3 of the program.
  • Years 3 and 4 will each contain 12 courses.
  • Upon completion of each year’s curriculum, students will then be required to complete a two-week, laboratory intensive field placement, consisting of a series of labs based on the year’s curriculum.

For a complete course listing, refer to the BTech Course Calendar.