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Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering


  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    Four years, full-time

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Year 1 - $1700, Year 2 - $1200, Year 3 - $1200, Year 4 - $1000

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Engineering

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Application Deadline Advice

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Applicants should expect to receive a decision on their application in or after June.

This program has a common first year with the Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology diploma program. All applicants must complete the first year of the diploma, or equivalent, before continuing into the Bachelor of Engineering degree program. Entrance requirements for the first year are listed on the program entry page of the technology diploma program.

Students in the first year of the Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology diploma program do not apply through the Admissions department. These students are asked to select and confirm their preferred path to the Program Head in the second term of first year and can elect to complete the diploma or be considered for the Engineering degree.

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry

Entry to the degree is competitive based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) scores. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance into this program. Students chosen for the degree path will be moved into the degree program.

  • Post-Secondary: one of the following:
    • Completion of all Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology first year diploma courses, with a minimum year-end average GPA of 70% or
    • An equivalent level of formal education at the post-secondary level, with a minimum year-end average GPA of 70%

  • Complete the following form for submission with your online application:

Note: If you have completed the two-year Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology diploma program (or earlier versions of the diploma) or equivalent, you may be eligible to apply as a Direct Entry student into levels 4 or 5 (see details below under Direct Entry).

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enrol in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at BCIT. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.