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Mining Engineering Technician

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Katherine Bruce

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7555
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Program Overview

Live and learn in one of the world’s mining centres

The mining industry is dynamic and ever-changing, and Cambrian’s Mining Engineering Technician program will challenge you to explore why and how things work and to find innovative solutions to problems.

As you learn and live in one of the mining centres of the world, you will prepare to become part of mining engineering teams responsible for a wide range of projects involving surveying, drafting, design, environmental studies, industrial geological and geophysical fieldwork, ventilation, ground control, and supervision.

Industry-experienced faculty members will guide your progress and understanding through examples gained from industry experience, field trips in the renowned Sudbury basin and surrounding area, and hands-on demonstrations. You will benefit from a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including activities at an active mine site to gain a broad understanding of the various aspects of mining engineering as well as communication and leadership skills.

Upon completion of the technician diploma, you may choose to continue your studies in the mining engineering technology advanced diploma program (MNTY).

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Gain a solid foundation in surveying, geology, AutoCAD, mine development, mine ventilation, and more
  • 10-day field school at the end of the second semester
  • Field trips to mine sites and/or mining suppliers when available
  • Networking opportunities including CIM-Sudbury Student Night event

Fieldwork/Placement

There is a field school for 10 days following the end of the second semester.  Students complete applied projects related to study areas within the mining program.

Accreditation

Cambrian’s Mining Engineering Technology program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), which includes the curriculum of the Mining Engineering Technician program.

In addition, our graduates are recognized by The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), which will give you access to career development opportunities and a national network of engineering professionals.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Recommended:

  • Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program Delivery

2024-2025

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2025
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications3
GEO 1100Geology I 14
MTH 1050Algebra I3
MNG 1101Introduction to Mining 13
CHM 1206Chemistry for the Geosciences3
MNG 1130Surveying I – Mining4
One General Education course. 23
Credits23
Semester 2
ENG 1754Technical Communication3
MNG 1014Mineral Resources Field Camp 11
CAD 1001Engineering Graphics3
GEO 1212Geology II 13
MNG 1200Mining Methods 14
MTH 1250Algebra II3
MNG 1230Surveying II – Theory3
MNG 1231Surveying II – Lab3
Credits23
Semester 3
GEO 2305Geological Field & Data Collection 15
MTH 2325Technical Math III3
MNG 2301Mining Health and Safety 13
MNG 2341Mine Layouts and Planning 14
MNG 2303Mine Equipment 13
MNG 2340Technical Computer Applications 13
One General Education course. 23
Credits24
Semester 4
GEO 2420Intro To Structural Geology 14
MNG 1015Ground Control 14
MNG 2435Applied Mine Survey and GIS 13
MNG 2302Mine Blasting Techniques3
MNG 2430Mineral Resources and Economics 14
MNG 2426Mine Services and Vent I4
One General Education course. 23
Credits25
Total Credits95
1

 Course with Lab Component

2

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Fees

Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Engineering Technology

Imagine a career in a cutting-edge laboratory or inside a mine 5,000 feet below the ground or on-site constructing a skyscraper. At Cambrian, learning isn’t confined to textbooks. From chemical and civil engineering to mechatronics, mechanical, and more, at our School of Engineering Technology, you’ll gain the skills you need to bring a wide range of engineering theories to life.

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Career Outcomes

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates of Cambrian’s MNTN program may apply to enter directly into Semester 5 of the Mining Engineering Technology (MNTY) program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in mineral resources exploration or in the operations of surface or underground mines. Graduates may be employed in a mine engineering office or in mine production. Some graduates may find work in more specialized areas such as:

  • Mine surveying
  • Ground control
  • Mine ventilation
  • Mine safety
  • Field exploration
  • Mine geology
  • Mine planning

Graduates of this program may apply to continue into Cambrian College’s Mining Engineering Technology advanced diploma program or seek job opportunities in the mining and mineral resources industry.

College/University degree opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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