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Masters degrees in Mining Geology explore processes for exploiting geological products such as minerals sustainably. They include practical training in identifying and extracting ore deposits.
Related subjects include Geotechnology and Petroleum Geoscience. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geology or Geography.
Courses in this field equip you with mining engineering techniques such as geotechnical engineering and surveying to extract materials from the earth, for various industrial purposes. Materials include precious and base metals, non-metallic minerals, construction-grade stone, petroleum minerals, coal, and water.
Practical training may include surface and subsurface geology, through fieldwork such as geological mapping techniques, for example GIS (geographical information systems). Lab work is usually a key element, where you may undertake practices such as petrology and metallurgy to examine rocks and drill cores for ores and alloys.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include the direct extraction and manufacture of geological materials. They may also include roles in offshore engineering and renewable energy, such as the building of wind and wave turbines.
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The internationally recognised Camborne School of Mines is offering a brand new Mining Professional Programme, comprising a suite of courses for international mining staff giving an insight into every part of the mining business. Read more
The internationally recognised Camborne School of Mines is offering a brand new Mining Professional Programme , comprising a suite of courses for international mining staff giving an insight into every part of the mining business. Read more
This full time 12 month intensive programme is designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science graduates, leading to excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry. Read more
Mineral exploration geoscience is concerned with the location of ore and industrial minerals found within the earth. The work of exploration geologists is essential to energy and production industries as it acts as a starting point for extraction. Read more
Our Engineering Geology MSc provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Read more
Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level? Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course is for you. Read more
Mining is an fascinating, global industry that is essential to societal progression. It provides the materials for production and is a leading industry in terms of technological innovation. Read more
This course is an applied structural geology Masters and will provide you with advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries, or for PhD study. Read more
Many countries have a significant legacy of contaminants in the ground, caused by industrial and mining activity. These pollutants can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment, so a particular expertise is needed to deal with these contaminated sites. Read more
Geotechnics provides insight into geological engineering design work and highlights complications that can arise from engineering production. Read more
Surveying roles encompasses all activities concerned with measuring and recording information about the world that surrounds us. A surveyor can work in many different environments for a variety of reasons; building, residential, commercial, environmental and quantity. Read more
The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC, one of the largest geoscience groups in Canada is composed of over 40 full-time faculty, a staff complement of 30, a total of 40 research associates and postdoctoral fellows. Read more