With opportunities to travel and contribute to the world economy, mining engineering offers a fulfilling career for anyone who enjoys using knowledge from multiple engineering disciplines to solve large-scale problems. In addition, mining engineering also presents opportunities to move the mining industry towards significant social and environmental change.

Career Possibilities

  • Academia
  • Banking and venture capital
  • Business management (mine manager, director, VP, COO, CEO, president)
  • Consulting
  • Contracting
  • Environmental management
  • Equipment designer
  • Graduate School
  • Government (mine inspector, health and safety, environment)
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mine engineer
  • Mine planner and scheduler
  • Mine supervisor


group of students

  • Mineral exploration
  • Mining financial analyst
  • Mining sales representative
  • Mining supplier
  • Mining Software Developer
  • Metallurgist
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Petroleum and gas industry
  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Renewable resources
  • Technical specialist
  • Waste management
  • Quarrying
  • Internships

    Looking to get a head start on your career? The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) gives students the opportunity to take a full-time, paid 12–16-month internship. Apply your skills to the workplace and gain on-the-job experience as you work with one of our many industry partners.

    Learn more about internships

  • Career Services

    Queen's Career services provides in-person and online career support to all students. The Engineering Corporate Relations Department enhances career development and work-integrated learning opportunities for engineering students. They offer a dedicated point of contact within Smith Engineering at Queen's for industry partners looking to recruit Smith Engineering talent.

    Learn more about Career Services

Dalena's Mining Engineering Internship Experience

Hear from Dalena Vo about her experience working full-time as an intern at Canadian Natural Resources Limited in Calgary.

Jacob’s Mining Engineering Internship Experience

Hear from Jacob Bilous about his experience working full-time as an intern at Impala Canada's Lac des Iles mine.


Research and Graduate Opportunities

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    Research in Mining Engineering

    Leading research for enhanced mining efficiency, sustainability, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Explore our impactful work.