Postgraduate taught

MSc/PgCert Mining Engineering - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Up to 3 years part time
Entry year 2020
Contact

Programme director: Mr Paul Wheeler
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Phone: 
+44 (0) 1326 371801

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree

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Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Mining Engineering

Overview

  • For engineers and geologists already in employment and looking for skills and knowledge enhancement, or geology and engineering graduates keen to specialise in mining, general management and excavation (geotechnics and tunnelling)
  • Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department
  • Learn specialist analytical, design and management skills that are relevant to the mining industry
  • Have the opportunity to undertake projects directly linked with industry, which may result in industrial placements for their project period.
  • Benefit from excellent links with the local and international minerals industry, and learn alongside a cohort of students from around the world.

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14th in the world for Mining and Minerals Engineering

QS University World Rankings 2019

Leading research facilities include £2 million analytical mineralogy labs and an automated QEMSCAN scanning electron microscope; the first in any university worldwide

3rd for Materials and Mineral Engineering

The Guardian University League Table 2020

Comprehensive courses with content relating to many varied roles within industry, including design, mechanics, logistics, geotechnics, project management and surveying

Accreditations

Accredited under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

Course content

You will study 180 credits to obtain an MSc and 120 credits for a PgDip. You can either study the course full time over a year or part-time over 3 years.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year:

MSc:
£10,950 full time
£3,650 part-time (where available)

PgDip:
£7,300 (where available)

International fees per year:

MSc:
£22,950 full time

PgDip:
£15,300 full time (where available) 

Women in Mining Scholarship

The Women in Mining (UK) organisation and Camborne School of Mines Trust is delighted to offer two exceptional female students on a mining-related course a scholarship of £6,000 to support their studies. The scholarships will be awarded at the panel’s discretion to the applicants considered most deserving of the award. Find out more on our website.

The best part about this course is how diverse and practical it is. 

The facilities are world-class and you get to learn from the reputable professors who have written most of the text books we learn from and are teaching us things they are currently researching. The support from my lecturers has been great, they have an open-door policy which means we can always pop in and ask them anything we need to.

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Freddy

Graduated from MSc Mining Engineering

Teaching and research

The taught part of the programme is structured into two semesters. Field visits and practical field-based assignments are used, where appropriate, to emphasise key areas within each module.

For the award of the MSc, students must pass four modules and complete an individual project or dissertation. To obtain a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), students must pass two modules and a dissertation. The project is undertaken during June to September, after the second semester examinations. Completed dissertations must be submitted by mid-September.

Students are encouraged to undertake projects directly linked with industry, which may result in industrial placements for their project period.

Timetabling is designed to allow the completion of most suitable module combinations and the project within one calendar year.

A research and practice-led culture

You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Careers

Reputational and networking benefits

A unique benefit studying at Camborne School of Mines is the community and relations you will gain both during, and after your studies. Camborne School of Mines has a world-class reputation and excellent alumni network, allowing our graduates to prosper in their respective fields in all corners of the globe:

“I have worked in many places around the world and have yet to visit a country where I could not find at least one CSM graduate. In fact, there are normally several and they can often be found in influential positions.”

Tim Henderson, CSM graduate and current Technical Director at Glencore

Graduate skills and destinations

In addition, a degree form Camborne School of Mines will teach the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge required, as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving. Graduates of this programme have gone on to enjoy careers as mining engineers, geotechnical engineering, drill and blast engineers, automatic fare collection engineering and geologists. The companies our graduates have gone on to work for range from large companies such as Glencore, Atlas Iron, Vedanta Resources and First Quantum Minerals. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Support and opportunities

The Career Zone (CAS) at our Cornwall Campus provides high-quality careers information and guidance to students of all disciplines. Our experienced careers team can give you individual support whilst you are at the University and after you have graduated.

Services include talks, confidential careers interviews and an extensive careers library of reference books, magazines and journals. A new computer suite is also available for accessing online careers information, vacancy services and specialist software on, for example, sources of funding for courses and worldwide volunteering.

The CAS can help you to identify attractive jobs, careers paths and employers and assist with your CV, interview technique and identifying work experience placements.

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