Queen’s University’s BTech program is a diploma-to-degree program for engineering technologists who want to take their careers to the next level. It combines technical expertise with the managerial and problem-solving skills the industry needs from the next generation of mining professionals, in a flexible online learning format.
Flexible and Online
BTech’s online format can be taken at a full, or part-time pace, letting you keep working while you learn, so you don’t have to leave your job to take that next step forward. In addition, two summer field school sessions allow students to develop hands-on skills with current mining technology, while also gaining experience working in a group environment.
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Technical and Professional Skills
Queen's Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology program combines state-of-the-art technical education with the development of soft skills and managerial competencies to train a new kind of mining professional. As a Queen's BTech student, you'll learn a variety of skills, both technical and professional, including:
Understand modern surveying technology including GPS and LiDAR mapping systems used in mining operations.
Learn to carry out sustainability audits, perform risk assessments and manage the complex sustainability implications of the entire mine life-cycle.
Learn the principles of surface and underground mine design, including optimizing extraction processes, blast design and equipment selection.
Learn to apply modern data collection and analysis techniques used in mining.
Learn how to lead teams and projects, interpret collective agreements, achieve strategic objectives and understand how organizational culture and leadership style can influence a mining organization.
Develop the technical and business writing and presentation skills needed to effectively communicate with the audiences you’ll encounter in professional practice.