Mining Engineering and Technology
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), Coast Mountain College (CMTN), 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
Dates and locations
September 2017 to enter second year at BCIT in September 2018
Level 1 - fall term
|CHEM 101||Introductory Chemistry I||3|
|CPSC 111||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|ENGL 151||Technical Writing I||3|
|MATH 101||Calculus I: Differential Calculus||3|
|PHYS 121||Advanced Physics I (Preferred)||3|
|or PHYS 101||Introduction to Physics I|
Level 2 - winter term
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry II||3|
|PHYS 122||Advanced Physics II (Preferred)||3|
|or PHYS 102||Introductory Physics II|
|BCIT Online Courses|
(10 weeks-mid May to late July)
|BCIT Online Courses|
(2.5 weeks end of August)
|BCIT Burnaby Campus- Face to Face|
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 Studies 12, English First Peoples 12 or equivalent (67%)
- Physics 11 (67%)
- Chemistry 11 (67%)
- Math - one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 12 (67%) or Pre-Calculus 12 (67%)
For CMTN 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.
|Full-time||30 Credits||30 Credits|
|Lab fees (16.17 per credit)1||$48.51||$48.51|
|Student Union fees2||$83.84||$83.84|
|Books & supplies2||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
|Field School fees3||$900.00||$900.00|
Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 Academic Year.
1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.
2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.
3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $900 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.
4Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.
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.