Queen’s Mining’s professional development courses are made for the modern mining workforce.

Learn more about Queen’s Mining’s online professional development courses, including:

What You’ll Learn

Our initial professional development course offering, Mining and Mineral Resources: A Systems Overview, familiarizes students with the basics of mining terminology, geology, mineral estimation, reporting, development, production methods, and mineral processing, as well as social and environmental issues. Learn more about our other online courses and programs here, at Queen’s Mining Online.

Who is the Course For?

The course was designed for professionals new to the mining sector, as well as those working in investment and finance, suppliers and vendors, government, NGOs and community groups, etc.

Why Enroll in Mining and Mineral Resources: A Systems Overview?

This course will provide you with an overview of the mining industry, and is designed for professionals new to the mining sector, as well as those working in related sectors such as: investment and finance, suppliers and vendors, government, NGO's and community groups. This course will cover a wide range of topics including finance and the economy, types of mining and the differing processes and procedures, the impact of mining on our society along with social and environmental responsibilities, as well as a look at the future of mining. This course is designed to be taken at your own pace, and as such there are no group discussions or assignments that require interaction with your class. Instead assessments take the form of modular quizzes intended to test your understanding.


About Queen’s Mining

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining is one of the oldest and largest Mining schools in the world. Consistently ranked in the top 10 worldwide, Queen’s Mining has a reputation for training outstanding graduates and has strong and long-standing connections with the industry. Queen’s Mining now offers a range of online programming.


10 consistently ranked mining engineering schools in the world

125 years of mining education experience

25of mining engineers in Canada are Queen’s Grads


Course Learning Outcome (CLO)

This course focuses on 8 learning outcomes. By the end of this course students should be able to:

Course Learning Outcome (CLO) List

  1. Use mining terminology in a professional context
  2. Identify the main steps in the mining cycle
  3. Recognize the sources of demand and supply of minerals
  4. Interpret the main requirements of National Instrument (NI) 43-101 reports
  5. Analyze the importance of social issues in the mining industry
  6. Discuss the impacts of mining on the environment
  7. Describe primary production and mineral processing methods
  8. Explore current and future challenges facing the mining industry

Course Evaluation

There are no graded assessments for this course. However, throughout the course you will have the opportunity to complete non-graded Module Knowledge Check quizzes to assess your knowledge.

Module Course Outcomes List

  1. Introduction to Mining
  2. Stages of Mine Cycle
  3. Geology
  4. Resource Estimation and Reporting
  5. Social Responsibility
  6. Environment Health and Safety
  7. Surface Mining
  8. Underground Mining
  9. Mineral Processing
  10. Future of Mining

Program Requirements

This course is designed for learners with little to no knowledge or experience in mining, and is ideal for professionals who want to expand their knowledge of the mining sector.

Time Commitment

This course represents a study period of approximately 20 hours, spanning across 10 modules. Learners can expect to invest on average 2-3 hours per module in this course. Learners who adhere to a pre-determined study schedule are more likely to successfully complete the course on time.


Course Fees

The course fee is C$1,950.00


Registration Link

Please visit here for course registration and payment. 

Course Offering Schedule

Dates to be posted soon.

Learners can complete the course at their own pace within that timeframe.

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