Learn in Sudbury. Work for mining operations anywhere in the world.

Based in Sudbury, one of the nickel mining capitals of the world, our nationally-accredited three-year program guided by industry-experienced faculty members is the only one of its kind in Ontario. You’ll gain the solid foundation and hands-on experience to become a crucial component of underground or open-pit mine engineering teams worldwide that are responsible for a wide range of projects, from surveying to geological and geotechnical fieldwork to project management and mine safety. 
Your third year includes advanced courses that develop skills in scheduling and estimating, mine ventilation and services, and project management, a skill set highly valued in the industry. You’ll complete a 14-week paid co-op placement in the final semester. Accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), graduates are recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). 

Program highlights

  • Only Mining Engineering Technology program in Ontario 
  • Field trips to mine sites and/or mining suppliers when available 
  • Accredited by TAC and recognized by OACETT, giving you access to career development opportunities and national network of engineering professionals 
  • 14-week paid co-op 
  • Common first and second year with Cambrian’s Mining Engineering Technician program 
  • Third year includes advanced courses in project management and technical reports 
  • Grads are eligible to join the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists (OACETT) and the Canadian Technical Employment Network (CTEN) 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
GEO 1100 Geology I 1 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
MTH 1050 Algebra I 3
MNG 1101 Introduction to Mining 1 3
CHM 1206 Chemistry for the Geosciences 3
MNG 1130 Surveying I - Mining 4
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 2
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
MNG 1014 Mineral Resources Field Camp 1 1
GEO 1212 Geology II 1 3
MNG 1202 Mine Engineering Graphics 3
MNG 1200 Mining Methods 1 4
MTH 1250 Algebra II 3
MNG 1230 Surveying II - Theory 3
MNG 1231 Surveying II - Lab 3
Semester 3
GEO 2305 Geological Field & Data Collection 1 5
MTH 2325 Technical Math III 3
MNG 2301 Mining Health and Safety 1 3
MNG 2303 Mine Equipment 1 3
MNG 2341 Mine Layouts and Planning 1 4
MNG 2340 Technical Computer Applications 1 3
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 4
GEO 2420 Intro To Structural Geology 1 4
MNG 1015 Ground Control 1 4
MNG 2435 Applied Mine Survey and GIS 1 3
MNG 2430 Mineral Resources and Economics 1 4
MNG 2426 Mine Services and Vent I 4
MNG 2302 Mine Blasting Techniques 3
One General Education course. 2 3
Semester 5
MNG 1017 Applied Geomechanics 1 4
MNG 3531 Scheduling-Estimating/Mine Projects 1 4
MTH 2332 Applied Calculus 3
TEC 3501 Technical Report Research 1
MNG 3501 Mine Services and Vent II 1 4
MNG 3547 Applied Mine Design 1 4
MNG 3508 Mining Project Management 1 4
Semester 6
TEC 3601 Technical Report 1
MNG 3650 Mining Co-op Placement 12
 Total Credits132

 Course with Lab Component


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Additional admission requirements


  • Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

Employment opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the operations of all sizes of underground or open pit mines and may be employed in the mine engineering office or in mine production as a supervisor.

Some graduates may work in more specialized areas such as:

  • Rock mechanics
  • Mine ventilation
  • Project Management
  • Mine safety
  • Technical sales
  • Mine supervision
  • Mine administration/contracts

Graduates may elect to work overseas. A career in mining may offer travel opportunities, varied living environments, and experience with other cultures and people.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.