Mining and Minerals Engineering

  • Top 16 in the world for Mining and Minerals Engineering
  • 3rd for Materials and Mineral Engineering in The Guardian University League Table 2020
  • 7th for Materials Technology in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • Comprehensive course with content relating to many varied roles within industry, including design, mechanics, logistics, geotechnics, project management and surveying
  • World class research facilities include £2 million analytical mineralogy labs and an automated QEMSCAN scanning electron microscope; the first in any university worldwide

Based at our Penryn campus, the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) has an international reputation for research and teaching related to the Earth’s natural processes, resources and environment.

CSM provides specialist analytical and research facilities, including geochemical and mineralogical labs, surveying equipment, GIS software, a materials engineering and physical separation lab.

We have strong links with industry and excellent relationships with companies from across the globe, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, First Quantum, Glencore and many more.

We place a strong emphasis on practical skills and fieldwork, with opportunities to visit a variety of mining sites throughout your studies.

Freddy, MSc Mining Engineering

"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."

Freddy, MSc Mining Engineering