Mining Engineering

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Iron Ring: The Calling of an Engineer


The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has a history dating back to 1922, when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada attended a meeting in Montreal with other engineers. One of the speakers was civil engineer Professor Haultain of the University of Toronto. He felt that an organization was needed to bind all members of the engineering profession in Canada more closely together. He also felt that an obligation or statement of ethics to which a young graduate in engineering could subscribe should be developed. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada were very receptive to this idea.

Haultain wrote to Rudyard Kipling, who had made reference to the work of engineers in some of his poems and writings. He asked Kipling for his assistance in developing a suitably dignified obligation and ceremony for its undertaking. Kipling was very enthusiastic in his response and shortly produced both an obligation and a ceremony formally entitled "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer."

The object of the Ritual can be stated as follows: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted with the simple end of directing the newly qualified engineer toward a consciousness of the profession and its social significance and indicating to the more experienced engineer their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting the newer engineers when they are ready to enter the profession.

The Ritual is administered by a body called The Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc./Société des Sept Gardiens inc. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 1922 were the original seven Wardens. The Corporation is responsible for administering and maintaining the Ritual and in order to do so creates Camps in various locations in Canada. The Ritual is not connected with any university or any engineering organization; the Corporation is an entirely independent body. The Ritual has been copyrighted in Canada and in the United States.

The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer's obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct. It is not a symbol of qualification as an engineer - this is determined by the provincial and territorial licensing bodies.

For more information please consult .

Academic Advisor

Dr. Eugene Ben-Awuah

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext. 2195


How to Apply
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Program Language: English

Co-op Option

Co-Operative Education in Chemical, Mechanical or Mining Engineering

Co-operative (Co-op) education at Laurentian University is a plan of work-integrated learning where students, starting in the second year, put their academic knowledge into action through two paid discipline-related work terms.

Work terms begin at the end of the second year for a period of 4 months (April to August of the same year). After completing third year, the student will undertake a placement of 16 months from April to August of the following year. The student will then return to complete one full year of academic study.   

Advantages for Students

  • integrate your studies with practical experience

  • gain knowledge and exposure to a wide variety of professions

  • earn money that can substantially contribute to your expenses while a student

  • acquire necessary work habits and skills

  • learns to function as a key member of a team

  • gain a significant advantage upon graduation, not only in finding employment of your choice but also in obtaining one with higher pay and more responsibility due to your experience in the workforce


Students will get an "S" on their transcript ("satisfactory" after due review of each work term, work term report and company evaluation). If the student completed 16 to 20 months of the required placement, it will reflect on their diploma.

Advantages for Employers  In addition to employing highly motivated and committed individuals with an engineering background at a very reasonable cost, you can observe their progress and suitability over a succession of placements for potential full-time employment once they graduate.

The selection process ensures that students in the co-op program:

  • are high academic achievers

  • possess good communication skills

  • have positive attitudes

  • are adaptable and eager to work with others

  • have leadership potential


Admission is based on academic performance and individual interviews through which factors, such as motivation, interpersonal and communications skills are evaluated.

A minimum overall average of 70% is required for entry into the program and must be maintained.

For entry into Work Term 1, students must have completed all required core courses from the 2nd year of the program. 

For entry into Work Terms 2, 3, 4 and 5, students must have completed all required core courses from the 3rd year of the program.

Refusal to accept a reasonable and legitimate placement position when offered may result in removal from the co-op program.

For more information, please contact:  

Dr. Brent Lievers, 705-675-1151 ext. 2382 or


Program Accreditation

Our Mechanical, Mining and Chemical Engineering programs are accredited by the CEAB. For more information on this process:

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Chemistry 

1 grade 12 U Physics 

1 addtional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Earth and Space Science, or analyzing current Economic Issues)

1 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.


Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.

Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering

First year
Fall term:
  CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I or CHMI 1006F Chimie générale I
  ENGR 1007E       Engineering Graphics and Design or ENGR 1007F    Graphique et dessins techniques
  ENGR 1056E       Applied Mechanics I or ENGR 1056F Mécanique appliquée I
  GEOL 1006E       Introductory Geology I or  GEOL 1006F Introduction à la géologie I
  MATH 1036E       Calculus I or MATH 1036F Calcul I
  PHYS 1006E       Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1006F Introduction à la physique I

Winter term:
   ENGR 1016E   Engineering Communications or ENGR 1016F    Communication en génie
   ENGR 1057E   Applied Mechanics II
   COSC 2836E   Computer Software for the Sciences or COSC 2836F Logiciels pour les sciences
   MATH 1037E    Calculus II or MATH 1037F Calcul II
   MATH 1057E   Linear Algebra I or MATH 1057F Algèbre linéaire I
   PHYS 1007E   Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1007F Introduction à la physique II

Second Year*
Fall term:
   ENGR 2026E    Engineering Materials or ENGR 2026F Matériaux d’ingénierie
   ENGR 2036E       Engineering Thermodynamics I
   ENGR 2076E       Mechanics and Strength of Materials I or ENGR 2076F Mécanique et résistance des matériaux I
   ENGR 2106E   Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering
   MATH 2066F Introduction aux équations différentielles or MATH 2066E Introduction to Differential Equations
   Complementary Studies or Technical Elective (3 credits)

Winter term:
   ENGR 2097E   Fluid Mechanics I or ENGR 2097F Mécanique des fluides I
   ENGR 2346E   Rock Mechanics
   ENGR 2356E   Underground Mining Methods
   ENGR 2517E   Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry
   ENGR 3317E   Surface Mining
   STAT 2246E    Statistics for Scientists or STAT 2246F Statistiques pour science et génie
* This program has a co-op option. Please contact the Bharti School of Engineering for more information.

Third Year
Fall term:
   ENGR 3116E       Mineral Processing I
   ENGR 3307E       Materials Handling
   ENGR 3346E       Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics
   ENGR 3376E       Drilling and Development
   ENGR 3387E       Ground Control
   Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (3 credits)

Winter term:
   ENGR 3126E    Occupational Health Engineering
   ENGR 3327E    Mine Ventilation
   ENGR 3337E    Explosives and Blasting Technology
   ENGR 3426E    Engineering Economics or ENGR 3426F Économie appliquée à l’industrie
   GEOL 2017E    Geology for Engineers
   MATH 3416E   Numerical Methods I or MATH 3416F Méthodes numériques
Fourth Year
Fall term:
   ENGR 3157E       Operations Research
   ENGR 4126E       Engineering Seminar or ENGR 4126F Séminaire en génie
   ENGR 4306E       Open Pit Design
   ENGR 4316E       Mine Planning and Design I
   Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (6 credits)

Winter term:
   ENGR 4117E       Engineering, Technology and Society or ENGR 4117F L’ingénierie, la technologie et la société
   ENGR 4327E       Mine Planning and Design II
   ENGR 4366E       Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment
   OPER 4016E      Project Management
   Complementary Studies or Technical Electives (6 credits)

Complementary Studies and Technical Electives
Students must complete 9 credits of Complementary Studies and 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A.
List A
   BIOL 2356E         Principles of Ecology or BIOL 2356F Principes d’écologie
   CHMI 2041E         Introductory Environmental Chemistry
   ENGR 1017E       Computer Aided Design
   ENGR 2506E       Dynamics
   ENGR 2537E       Engineering Thermodynamics II
   ENGR 2587E       Mechanics and Strength of Materials II
   ENGR 3147E       Mineral Processing II
   ENGR 3267E       Process Dynamics and Control
   ENGR 3437E       Water and Waste water Treatment
   ENGR 3466E       Environmental Impact of Process Industries
   ENGR 3477E       Adsorption and Membrane Processes in Pollution Control
   ENGR 3516E       Vibrations and Dynamic Systems
   ENGR 3526E       Fluid Mechanics II
   ENGR 3536E       Materials and Manufacturing
   ENGR 3546E       System Modeling and Simulation
   ENGR 3556E       Electromechanical Actuators and Power Electronics
   ENGR 4157E       Power Machines
   ENGR 4187E       Solid Waste Processing and Recycling in the Minerals Industry
   ENGR 4416E       Fluid-Particle Systems
   ENGR 4426E       Air Pollution Control
   GEOG 2037E       Air Photo Interpretation
   GEOL 2126E       Mineralogy I
   GEOL 4956E       Geophysics
   MATH 2037E       Advanced Calculus or MATH 2037F Calcul avancé
   PHYS 2006E       Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
   PHYS 3046E       Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids

List B
   BIOL 1000E         Canadian Environmental Biology
   BIOL 1506E         Biology I or BIOL 1506F Biologie I
   BIOL 2356E         Principles of Ecology or BIOL 2356F Principes d’écologie
   BIOL 3056E         Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere
   CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II or CHMI 1007F Chimie générale II
   COSC 1046E       Computer Science I
   GEOL 1007E       Introductory Geology II
   PHYS 1905E       General Astronomy or PHYS 1905 Astronomie générale


Complementary Studies Electives
   ACCT 1001E Using Financial Information or ACCT 1001F Utilisation des données financières
   ANCS 1006E Greek Civilization
   ANCS 1007E Roman Civilization
   ANCS 2016E Classical Mythology
   ANTR 1007E Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
   ARCL 1006E Introduction to Archeology and Physical Anthropology
   ECON 1006E Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 1006F Introduction à la microéconomie
   ECON 1007E Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 1007F Introduction à la macroéconomie
   ENGL 1705E Introduction to Writing and English Studies
   ENGL 2005E Literatures in English
   ENGL 2606E Backgrounds to Western Literature I
   ENGL 2616E The Bible and Literature
   ENGL 2626E Critical Approaches
   ENGL 2676E Popular Literature and Culture I
   ENVI 2506EL Cultural Representations of the Environment
   ENVI 2507FL Empreinte écologique et développement durable
   ENVI 2516EL Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
   GEOG 1026E Introduction to Physical Geography or GEOG 1026F Introduction à la géographie physique
   GEOG 1027E Introduction to Human Geography or GEOG 1027F Introduction à la géographie humaine
   HIST 1106E Introduction to the 20th Century or HIST 1106F Introduction à l’histoire du XXe siècle
   HIST 1107E Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective or HIST 1107F Perspectives historiques sur les problèmes contemporains
   HIST 1206E Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution or HIST 1206F civilisation occidentale: depuis la Renaissance jusqu’à la Révolution française
   HIST 1207E Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present or HIST 1207F La civilisation occidentale: de la Révolution française à nos jours
   HIST 1406E Canadian History: Pre-Confederation or HIST 1406F Histoire canadienne: L’époque de la préconfédération
   HIST 1407E Canadian History: Post-Confederation or HIST 1407F Histoire canadienne : depuis la confederation
   JURI 1006E Introduction to Legal Studies I or JURI 1106F Introduction à l’étude du droit
   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II or JURI 1107F Introduction au droit criminal
   JURI 1105E Introduction to Legal Studies
   LBST 1006E Introduction to Labour Studies I
   LBST 1007E Introduction to Labour Studies II
   LBST 2026E The World of Work (cross-listed with SOCI-2026E)
   LBST 2106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level I
   LBST 2246E What Do Unions Do? (cross-listed with SOCI-2246E)
   LBST 3106E Occupational Health and Safety, Level II
   MGMT 1006E Management of Organizations I or MGMT 1306F Gestion des organisations I
   MGMT 1007E Management of Organizations II or MGMT 1307F Gestion des organisations II
   OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science or OPER 2006F Introduction à la science de la gestion
   OPER 4016E Project Management (eligible as an elective course for Mechanical Engineering students only)
   PHIL 1115E Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 1105F Introduction à la philosophie
   PHIL 2126E Philosophy of Sexuality or PHIL 2586F Philosophie de la sexualité
   PHIL 2156E Philosophy, Culture and Power
   PHIL 2217E Environmental Ethics or PHIL 2217F Éthique de l’environnement
   PHIL 2256E Philosophy of Education or PHIL 2256F Philosophie de l’éducation
   PHIL 2505E Critical Thinking and Argument or PHIL 2505F Pensée critique et argumentation
   PHIL 2525E Contemporary Moral Issues or PHIL 2525F Problèmes éthiques contemporains
   PHIL 2747E Technology, Freedom and Values or PHIL 2216F Technologie, valeurs et environnement
   PHIL 2876E Business Ethics
   POLI 1005E Introduction to Political Science
   POLI 1006E Political Regimes or POLI 1006F Politique et sociétés
   POLI 1007E Political Ideas and Political Actors or POLI 1007F Problèmes politiques contemporains
   POLI 2306E International Relations or POLI 2306F Relations internationals
   POLI 2426E Individual, Community and the Political Order
   POLI 2526E Approaches to Justice
   POLI 2575E Philosophy of Law
   PSYC 1105E Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 1105F Initiation à la psychologie
   SOCI 1015E Understanding Society or SOCI 1015F Étude de la société
   WOMN 1005E Introduction to Women’s Studies or WOMN 1005F Introduction aux études des femmes

Note:    Please consult with the School Director for other relevant courses.


Program Regulations

To be in good academic standing and progress in the B.Eng. program, a student must:
1.Meet all conditions of admission
2.Not fail more than 6 credits in any one year
3.Achieve an overall average of 3.5 GPA (or C letter grade or 60%) in all courses in the previous year (or previous 30 consecutive credits)

A student is subject to a one year probationary period for failure to meet any of the above criteria under academic standing.

A student is required to withdraw from the Bharti School of Engineering if he or she:
1.Does not satisfy all conditions after one probationary year or 30 consecutive credits
2.Fails 42 credits or more
3.Has not achieved good academic standing in two consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits
4.Fails to obtain the minimum academic grade and satisfactory lab performance where appropriate in a course on a third attempt

A student who is required to withdraw may petition the Senate Committee on Acadaemic Regulations and Awards for readmission after one calendar year. Such an appeal should have a recommendation from the director of the school before being considered by the committee.

Students in good academic standing who choose to discontinue their studies at the end of the first or any other year, with successful completion of that year, may apply for readmission with advanced standing. Cases are considered on an individual basis.

***Time limit: The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree must be completed within seven (7) years of initial registration in the program.

Technical Electives: Students must take 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from either List A or List B.Technical Electives: Students must take 9 credits of Technical Electives, of which 6 credits must be from List A. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from either List A or List B.

LIST A: Approved Technical Electives

*Other upper year science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator’s permission

LIST B: Approved Technical Electives

*Other science or engineering courses may be allowed with Program Coordinator’s permission


CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I COSC-2836EL - Computer Software for Sciences ENGR-1007EL - Engineering Graphics and Design ENGR-1056EL - Applied Mechanics I ENGR-1057EL - Applied Mechanics II GEOL-1006EL - Introductory Geology I MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II ENGR-2026EL - Engineering Materials ENGR-2036EL - Engineering Thermodynamics I ENGR-2076EL - Mechanics and Strength of Materials I ENGR-2097EL - Fluid Mechanics I ENGR-2106EL - Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering ENGR-2346EL - Rock Mechanics ENGR-2356EL - Underground Mining Methods ENGR-2517EL - Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry ENGR-3426EL - Engineering Economics MATH-2066EL - Introduction to Differential Equations
STAT-2246EL - Statistics for Scientists ENGR-3116EL - Mineral Processing I ENGR-3126EL - Occupational Health Engineering ENGR-3307EL - Materials Handling ENGR-3327EL - Mine Ventilation ENGR-3337EL - Explosives and Blasting Technology ENGR-3346EL - Ore Reserve Analysis and Geostatistics ENGR-3376EL - Drilling and Development ENGR-3387EL - Ground Control ENGR-4306EL - Open Pit Design ENGR-4306EL - Open Pit Design GEOL-2017EL - Geology for Engineers MATH-3416EL - Numerical Methods I ENGR-3157EL - Operations Research ENGR-4117EL - Engineering,Technology and Society ENGR-4126EL - Engineering Seminar ENGR-4316EL - Mine Planning and Design I ENGR-4327EL - Mine Planning and Design II ENGR-4366EL - Automation and Reliability of Mining Equipment OPER-4016EL - Project Management

Sessional Faculty:

  • Dr. Phil Dirige
  • Greg Lakanen
  • Niranjan Mishra
  • Moshood Olanrewaju
  • Maria Pesz
  • Janet Wiebe
  • Susan Wiebe
Eugene Ben-Awuah

Eugene Ben-Awuah

Bharti School of Engineering
Philip Dirige

Philip Dirige

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Marie-Hélène Fillion

Marie-Hélène Fillion

Bharti School of Engineering
Martin Hudyma

Martin Hudyma

Bharti School of Engineering
Vassilios Kazakidis

Vassilios Kazakidis

Bharti School of Engineering
Dean Millar

Dean Millar

Bharti School of Engineering
Shailendra Sharan

Shailendra Sharan

Bharti School of Engineering
Nick Vayenas

Nick Vayenas

Bharti School of Engineering