Programs & Courses
Financial Aid
Media
banner-image

Mining Engineering and Technology

Overview 

The Collaborative Mining Engineering and Technology Degree/Diploma Program provides students across British Columbia with a local and alternative pathway into Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology or Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering Programs at BCIT. 

Students will begin their academic studies toward a technology diploma or engineering degree at their home institution before transferring to the full program at BCIT and studying in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Students will complete eight courses at the local institutions and will also have an opportunity to collaborate and network together through discussion forums and other online features when taking the online BCIT courses.

Four other institutions will deliver the program in collaboration with BCIT, and with the support of the BC Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (BC CTEM): College of New Caledonia (CNC), Northwest Community College (NWCC), Okanagan College (OC) and Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

The program offers:

  • Registration into BCIT’s Mining Engineering and Technology program
  • Completion of the first year of the program at your home institute
  • Transfer to BCIT for the second year of the diploma program
  • Opportunity to register in the Mining Engineering degree program (conditions apply; students will need to speak to an academic advisor for more information)
  • Program fees for the collaborative pathway are similar to the fees you would pay if you took the entire program at BCIT

Program Outline 

LEVEL 1 - FALL TERM (15 WEEKS) 

COURSE NUMBER  COURSE NAME 
NWCC COURSES   
CHEM 101  Introductory Chemistry I 
CPSC 111  Introduction to Computer Science 
ENGL 151  Technical Writing 
MATH 101  Differential Calculus
PHYS 101  OR  Introduction to Physics I 
PHYS 121 (Preferred) Advanced Physics I 

LEVEL 2 - WINTER TERM (15 WEEKS) 

COURSE NUMBER  COURSE NAME 
NWCC COURSES   
CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II
PHYS 102 OR Introductory Physics I 
PHYS 122 (Preferred) Advanced Physics I 
MATH 115  Pre-Calculus 
BCIT ONLINE COURSES   
MINE 1100  Introduction to Minerals Industry
MINE 1101  Physical Geology 
MINE 1107 Student Success 
MINE 2107  Exploration and Mine Safety 

SUMMER TERM  (10 weeks - Mid May to late July)

COURSE NUMBER   COURSE NAME 
BCIT ONLINE COURSES   
SURV 1185  Surveying for Mining 1& 2 Theory
MINE 2080 Minerology and Petrology Theory
MINE 2109  CAD For Mining 
MINE 2105  Surface Mining and Blasting 

SUMMER TERM  (2.5 Weeks End of August)

COURSE NUMBER   COURSE NAME 
BCIT Burnaby Campus - Face to Face
SURV 1195 Surveying for Mining 1 & 2 Field Exercise
MINE 2090  Minerology and Petrology Laboratory 
 
Career Opportunities 

Mining is a cornerstone industry of many communities throughout BC and Canada, and it is a major contributor to our economy. Canada is recognized as a world leader in mineral exploration and mining, and our expertise is exported around the world to help discover, develop and operate mines.

As one of the largest users of high-technology equipment and applications, the mining industry requires practitioners who have the skills necessary to keep up with these advances. Virtually all technical jobs within mining and mineral exploration - including geology, engineering, mineral processing, environmental assessment and surveying - require post-secondary education.

Admission Requirements 

To enter directly in to First Year Mining at BCIT, applicants must meet all of the following entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains:

  • English 12 (67%)
  • Physics 11 (67%)
  • Chemistry 11 (67%)
  • Math - one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 12 (67%) or Pre-Calculus 12 (67%)

For NWCC students using this pathway, the final grades from first term courses will be used in lieu of high school grades.  A minimum grade of 67% is required in each course.

Dates and Locations 

NWCC September 2017 to enter second year at BCIT in September 2018 

Program Fees 

For fee information regarding this program visit University Credit Fees