Cambrian College
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Mining Engineering Technology

MNTYSchool of Engineering Technology

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

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

Program Delivery

On Campus / Full-time

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Duration

6 Semesters

Program Contacts

Katherine Bruce

Program Coordinator / Professor

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Program Overview

Learn in Sudbury. Work for mining operations anywhere in the world.

Based in Sudbury, one of the nickel mining capitals of the world, our nationally-accredited three-year program guided by industry-experienced faculty members is the only one of its kind in Ontario. You’ll gain the solid foundation and hands-on experience to become a crucial component of underground or open-pit mine engineering teams worldwide that are responsible for a wide range of projects, from surveying to geological and geotechnical fieldwork to project management and mine safety. 
 
Your third year includes advanced courses that develop skills in scheduling and estimating, mine ventilation and services, and project management, a skill set highly valued in the industry. You’ll complete a 14-week paid co-op placement in the final semester. Accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), graduates are recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Only Mining Engineering Technology program in Ontario 
  • Field trips to mine sites and/or mining suppliers when available 
  • Accredited by TAC and recognized by OACETT, giving you access to career development opportunities and national network of engineering professionals 
  • 14-week paid co-op 
  • Common first and second year with Cambrian’s Mining Engineering Technician program 
  • Third year includes advanced courses in project management and technical reports 
  • Grads are eligible to join the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists (OACETT) and the Canadian Technical Employment Network (CTEN) 

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)

International Student Admissions

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

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Additional admission requirements

Recommendations

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

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

Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

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
GEO 1100Geology I 14
ENG 1002College Communications3
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
GEO 1212Geology II 13
MNG 1202Mine Engineering Graphics3
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 2303Mine Equipment 13
MNG 2341Mine Layouts and Planning 14
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 2430Mineral Resources and Economics 14
MNG 2426Mine Services and Vent I4
MNG 2302Mine Blasting Techniques3
One General Education course. 23
 Credits25
Semester 5
MNG 1017Applied Geomechanics 14
MNG 3531Scheduling-Estimating/Mine Projects 14
MTH 2332Applied Calculus3
TEC 3501Technical Report Research1
MNG 3501Mine Services and Vent II 14
MNG 3547Applied Mine Design 14
MNG 3508Mining Project Management 14
 Credits24
Semester 6
TEC 3601Technical Report1
MNG 3650Mining Co-op Placement12
 Credits13
 Total Credits132
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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Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

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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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the operations of all sizes of underground or open pit mines and may be employed in the mine engineering office or in mine production as a supervisor.

Some graduates may work in more specialized areas such as:

  • Rock mechanics
  • Mine ventilation
  • Project Management
  • Mine safety
  • Technical sales
  • Mine supervision
  • Mine administration/contracts

Graduates may elect to work overseas. A career in mining may offer travel opportunities, varied living environments, and experience with other cultures and people.

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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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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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