Certificate in Mineral Resources

The mineral resources sector encompasses many disciplines and covers endeavours ranging from mineral exploration and resource estimation, to mine planning, design and operation, and mining finance. Environment protection is foremost in all these, and they all operate under strict international legislative frameworks.

The Mineral Resources Certificate provides interested candidates with exposure to the sector and is arranged in themes to suit a student’s specific area of interest.

Students in all disciplines except the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program are eligible to participate in this certificate.

All of the courses listed below are technical courses (not CS or HSS electives). A student may take these courses, with the approval of their home department, as either a free elective or as technical elective substitution.

A student will receive the Mineral Resources Certificate upon completion of three courses as outlined below.

Core Requirement:

  • MIN 120H1S: Insight into Mineral Engineering

Two courses from one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Mine Planning & Design

  • MIN 250H1S: Surface Mining
  • MIN 351H1S: Underground Mining

Theme 2: Mineral Resources & Economics

  • MIN 301H1S: Mineral Reserve & Mineral Resource Estimation
  • MIN450H1F: Mineral Economics

Theme 3: Mining & the Environment

  • MIN 250H1S: Surface Mining
  • MIN 330H1S: Mining Environmental Management

Theme 4: Assessment & Management of Mineral Resources

  • MIN 301H1S: Mineral Reserve & Mineral Resource Estimation
  • MIN 330H1S: Mining Environmental Management


The availability of the courses, including the foundational courses, for timetabling purposes, is not guaranteed; the onus is on the student to ensure compatibility with their timetable.

Students must secure approval from their home department before selecting any elective outside their
departmental approved list.

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