The Graduate Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management is a 2 year, 12 credit specialized program for engineers and geoscientists on tailings and mine waste management.
The program aims to prepare engineers from relevant disciplines and geoscientists to address challenges with mine waste management and contribute to finding solutions to issues associated with mine waste management, globally.
Students who complete the certificate have the option of laddering the coursework into masters programs offered by the Mining Engineering Department (master of engineering or master of applied science degree in Mining Engineering).
To facilitate laddering, criteria for admission to the certificate program will be the same as those required for admission to master’s programs offered by the Mining Engineering Department.
Criteria for admission to the certificate program will be the same as those required for admission to masters programs offered by the Mining Engineering Department at UBC. Currently the department offers a master of engineering (M.Eng.) degree and a master of applied science (M.A.Sc.) degree. Students admitted to M.A.Sc. and M.Eng. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in mining engineering or a related area, and must meet general admission requirements for master’s degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. In addition, students should have taken an introductory course in soil mechanics like CIVL 210. Students should have a minimum GPA equivalent to B+.
All students must complete the following four courses (12 credits): MINE 586 (3), MINE 587 (3), MINE 588 (3), and MINE 589 (3). Satisfactory progress as defined by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for master’s students must be maintained.
Students must complete their requirements within 4 years of starting the program.
Required: CIVL 210 (4) or Introductory Soils Mechanics course;
Recommended: MINE 480 (3) (or applicable mine waste management design or operations experience or approval of the faculty).