M.Eng. Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis)


McGill University

Montreal, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 1.5 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 24.00 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120
Exam Intake
: Sep
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • M.Eng. Mining and Materials Engineering

  • Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering at McGill University allows students to complete this course in 1.5 years.
  • Students need to complete 45 credits successfully to graduate from this program.
  • There are two options to complete this program. They are thesis-based and non-thesis based or project-based. 
  • The Department of Engineering Studies offers M.Eng and Ph.D. programs that attract students from all over the world.
  • The students to faculty ratio for this program is 17:1.
  • The M.Eng in Mining Engineering offers advanced training in the critical, historical, and theoretical analysis of:
    • Geomechanics
    • Mining Environments
    • Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization
    • Stochastic Modelling
    • Operations Research
    • Rock Mechanics
  • The research interests and facilities of the Department are very extensive, involving more than 50 faculty members
  • Specific emphasis is placed on research methods as well as fundamentals. As such, the program is the more suitable option for those whose primary interest is research.
  • The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental laboratories and there are numerous multidisciplinary research projects, so students are provided with an ideal environment to develop new technologies, discover novel phenomena, and design revolutionary devices.
  • Undertaking this program at McGill University provides students with an opportunity to conduct intensive research under the supervision of researchers who are leaders in their field.
  • The job opportunities after this program that students get are:
    • Mining Engineer – Granite
    • Mining Engineering Technicians
    • Research Engineers- Data Mining
    • Deputy Chief Mechanical – Metals & Mining
    • Assistant Mining Engineer
    • Mining Engineer / Mine Planner
    • Technical Consultant- Mining Industries, etc., with an average salary of 47,250 USD.
  • Thesis Option:

  • The Master of Engineering degree (thesis option) involves graduate-level courses and an externally examined thesis.
  • This program is research-oriented and the thesis is expected to involve a thorough examination of a topic of current interest in a research area within the Department.
  • The program is ideal preparation for a Ph.D. degree or an industrial research career.
  • Non-thesis Option:

  • The Master of Engineering degree (project option) involves graduate-level courses and an internally examined research project.
  • The program is oriented more toward professional development than the thesis option.
  • The project is of significantly less scope than a thesis and includes options such as a technical review, a design project, or a small-scale research project.
  • Students are provided with a very solid background in electrical and computer engineering, both in terms of breadth across the entire field and depth in the area of specialty.
  • Graduates frequently pursue careers in research and development. A part-time program is possible.

Entry Requirement

  • Industrial experience is favourably viewed for entrance into the program, but is not considered a necessity
  • Applicant must have a bachelor degree.

Application Process

Level; 1

Prepare documents for application

  • LOR:Reference letters from two professors who are familiar with your academic work

Level: 2

Additional documents required

  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Score

Level: 3

Start your online application

  • Students must have an Honours degree in Engineering.
  • Students holding a degree whether in Engineering or another discipline may also be eligible for admission.
  • A GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required to apply for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Indian students need to maintain an overall average of 60% in each year.
  • The minimum GPA required is 3.0/4.0 or students must have B grade in their degree.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

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