Mining education courses

Listed below is a selection of courses and qualifications relevant to mining technology and related disciplines.

MINING

Undergraduate

Mining Engineering – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/undergraduate-study/mining-engineering/
http://www.uec.ac.uk/mined

Mining engineers are primarily responsible for the safe and economic production of the earth’s minerals. This is a three year course accredited by the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining providing underpinning knowledge in engineering principles, geology, rock mechanics, ventilation, environmental impacts, economics, surveying, sustainable development and management.

BEng/MEng Mining and Mineral Engineering – University of Leeds

http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/sis/eng/ext/programme.cgi?cmd=details&level=ug&progcode=MEN-MINE%2FEN

Metals and minerals are essential to modern life, and their extraction and processing form part of a huge, worldwide industry. The School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering has widespread activities in mining, quarrying, mineral processing, landfill engineering, materials recycling and environmental monitoring, all of which are reflected in this accredited Mining and Mineral Engineering degree course. Students can specialise in mining engineering, quarrying or mineral process engineering in year 3. We have close links with many major mining companies, several of whom provide substantial scholarships or vacation employment. Not surprisingly, career prospects and salaries in the industry are excellent.

Postgraduate

Mining Engineering – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/postgraduate-study/mining-engineering/index.htm

Conversion course for Engineering & Earth Science Graduates specialising in surface and underground excavation design (including geomechanics and tunnelling); and mine and general management.

MINERAL PROCESSING

Postgraduate

Minerals Engineering – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/postgraduate-study/minerals-engineering/index.htm

Modular conversion course providing expertise in the separation and recovery of minerals and metals from their ores.

GEOTECHNICAL / GEOLOGY

Undergraduate

Applied Geology – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/undergraduate-study/geology/index.htm

Three year degree course providing comprehensive training for students aiming to become professional geoscientists through a mixture of pure & applied earth science and engineering modules.

Postgraduate

Mining Geology – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/postgraduate-study/mining-geology/index.htm

Course provides advanced knowledge and training in the formation, discovery, extraction, processing and environmental impact of metalliferous and industrial mineral resources.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Undergraduate

Environmental Engineering – University of Nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/scheme/courses/ug_courses_list.php

Postgraduate

Surveying & Land/Environmental Management – Camborne – University of Exeter
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/postgraduate-study/slem/index.htm

Course provides training as surveyors who have knowledge both of modern land surveying techniques and the principles and application of land and environmental management

MSc Energy and Environment – University of Leeds
http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/sis/eng/ext/programme.cgi?cmd=details&level=pg&progcode=MSC-EGY%26EV

The course provides graduates of diverse engineering and technical backgrounds with an excellent expertise in new energy technologies, solid waste recycling, air and water pollution, and fire and explosion protection. It covers topics such as energy efficiency, clean, sustainable and renewable means of transport and heat/power generation, alternative green processes for the energy sector, state of the art solid waste recycling and disposal technologies, fire and explosion prevention, dispersion of pollution in the atmosphere, groundwater pollution and wastewater engineering.

MSc Earth, Energy and Environment – University of Leeds
http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/sis/eng/ext/programme.cgi?cmd=details&level=pg&progcode=MSC-E/EGY%26EV

The MSc in Earth, Energy and Environment provides graduates of diverse engineering and technical backgrounds with excellent expertise in new energy technologies, solid waste recycling, air and water pollution, and fire and explosion protection. It builds on the success of its sister course the MSc in Energy and Environment and was developed to meet specific requirements of those who are interested in developing further specialism in water resources.

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Rock Mechanics and Soil Mechanics – University of Nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/civeng/research/research_ncg.php

Fuel and Energy
http://www.fuelsandenergy.info/

Mining and Minerals
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/scheme/nmmc/

SCHOLARSHIPS

Camborne School of Mines – University of Exeter

CSM Undergraduate Scholarships (for Mining & Geology Courses)
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/undergraduate-study/csm-ug-scholarships.shtml

CSM Postgraduate Scholarships
http://www.uec.ac.uk/csm/postgraduate-study/csm-pgt-scholarships.shtml