Mineral Engineering Undergraduate Program

Everything that humans use is either caught, grown or mined.

Mineral engineering is the applied science of our interaction with the planet. What sets the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program apart is our broad approach to the discipline. Here, you’ll learn mineral exploration, mine design and management, mineral processing and mining finance from researchers at the Lassonde Institute of Mining, as well as industry professionals. Your degree will give you the expertise to lead the way in making mining more sustainable, safe and productive.

Areas of Focus

  • Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment
  • Mine Design
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining Economics & Finance
  • Surface & Underground Mining
  • Wastewater Management

Sample PEY Co-op Employers

Debswana (South Africa)

Fugro Peninsular Services (Qatar)

Kinross Gold Corp.

Suncor Energy


Sample Career Trajectories


Mine and Business Management

Sustainable Mining Practices



Portrait of Channa Kumarage.


Channa Kumarage

Graduation Year:


PEY Co-op:

Channa worked at Goldcorp (now Newmont) Red Lake Gold Mines in Red Lake, Ontario.

Memorable Experience:

He and his classmates went on several fieldtrips, including a tour of Kid Creek Mine in Timmins, Ontario — one of the world’s deepest copper-zinc mines.

Fun Fact:

Channa is passionate about rugby. As a student, his team won the intramural title three years in a row.

Current Job:

Director of Technical Services, McEwen Mining Inc.

“My time in mineral engineering was much more than an education. It was a community. My home away from home. And the insights I gained from professors and industry professionals continue to help me tackle challenges today. U of T Engineering helped me become who I am, both personally and professionally.”

Mineral Engineering First-year Courses

Fall Term

(common to all Core 8 programs)

  • Orientation to Engineering 
  • Engineering Strategies & Practice I 
  • Mechanics  
  • Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Calculus I 

Winter Term

  • Engineering Strategies & Practice II
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Calculus II
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Insight into Mineral Engineering
  • Intro to Mineral Engineering

Did you know?

Toronto is the mining finance capital of the world and home to more than 1,600 mining company headquarters.