Please note admission to the Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology (BTech) has been suspended and new applications are no longer being accepted.

Queen’s University’s BTech program is a diploma-to-degree program for engineering technologists who want to take their careers to the next level. It combines technical expertise with the managerial and problem­-solving skills the industry needs from the next generation of mining professionals in a flexible online learning format.

Flexible and Online

The BTech program can be completed at a full or part-time pace, letting you keep working while you learn, so you don’t have to leave your job to take that next step forward. In addition, two summer field school sessions allow students to develop hands-on skills with current mining technology while also gaining experience working in a group environment. The program combines asynchronous online lectures, tutorials, and webinars with team assignments, group projects, and collaborative discussions.

With a focus on Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, and Student-to-Professor Interactions, the BTech (Mining) program is fully adaptable to your needs. Choose to study full-time or work full-time and study part-time. This flexibility allows you to adjust your course load at any time during the program to maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional commitments.

Technical and Professional Skills

Queen’s Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology program combines state-of-the-art technical education with the development of soft skills and managerial competencies to train a new kind of mining professional. As a Queen’s BTech student, you’ll learn a variety of skills, both technical and professional. The hub for the interactive elements of the online courses is onQ. It is an advanced integrated learning platform that combines the ability to interact with classmates, access course resources, and get fast feedback - when you want it.

Individual Learning Plans
Working with a Program Coordinator, you will build an Individual Learning Plan customized to your needs. Regular check-ins will allow you the flexibility to adjust your course load to meet any changing job or family commitments.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Geomatics
  • Mining sustainability
  • Surface and underground mine design
  • Instrumentation and data analysis
  • Leadership management
  • Communications and technical writing

Learn more about the BTech curriculum.

Course Highlights

Please see our course descriptions (Link to undergraduate courses page) for a complete overview of the topics you may study in this program.

BTech Field School

Years 3 and 4 of the BTech (Mining) program each include an intensive, two-week field placement at Queen’s University in Kingston and Northern College’s Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario.

You will learn practical, hands-on skills in using modern tools and equipment, data acquisition and interpretation, group work and report writing. A focus on occupational health and safety is emphasized throughout.

Kingston: Field School I includes an introduction to laboratory techniques and data analysis, rock mechanics, blasting technology, and mineral processing.

Haileybury: Field School II includes a study of geology and rocks, mine ventilation, an introduction to metallurgical techniques, and surveying technologies.

Diploma to Degree

Graduates of any Engineering Technology or Mining Engineering Technician diploma who have completed their diploma with a minimum 75% average or individuals with at least two years of study in a relevant field are eligible to enroll.

Bridge the Gap
The program includes a customized ‘bridge’ curriculum to bridge the knowledge gap between your college diploma and university courses. Students must pass the bridge with a minimum 65% average to proceed to Years 3 and 4 of the program.

Study and Practice
You will enter the final two years of the four-year degree program after successfully completing the bridging program. Each year includes a two-week field placement in Kingston and Timmins.

Transfer Credits
You will receive block transfer credits for the program’s first two years.