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Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Mining Engineering Technology (MNTY)




What will I learn?

Prepare for a career in the dynamic mining industry in one of the nickel mining capitals of the world – Sudbury, Ontario.

Our nationally-accredited program is the only one of its kind in Ontario and will provide you with the skills and hands-on experience to become part of underground or open pit mine engineering teams anywhere in the world that are responsible for a wide range of projects involving surveying, drafting, design, environmental studies, industrial geological and geophysical fieldwork, ventilation, ground control, and supervision.

Faculty members will guide your progress and understanding through examples gained from industry experience, field trips in the renowned Sudbury basin and surrounding area, and hands-on demonstrations. You will benefit from a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including activities at an active mine site (if available) to gain a broad understanding of the various aspects of mining engineering as well as communication and leadership skills.

In your third year, you will complete advanced courses virtually to further develop skills in scheduling and estimating, mine design, mine ventilation and services, and project management. This skill set is highly valued by employers across the mining industry and enhances your career opportunities within this exciting sector.

Program Highlights

3 years – 6 semesters

Accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada

The only Mining Engineering Technology program in Ontario

Participate in 14-week, paid co-op in final semester

Field trips to mine sites and/or mining suppliers (when available)

Gain a solid foundation in technical reports, project planning and design, surveying, geology, AutoCAD, mine development, environmental management, and more


There is a field camp for 10 days following the end of the second semester. Students complete applied projects related to study areas within the mining program.

A 14-week paid co-op placement is completed in semester 6.

4D Learning Opportunities

Mining Day Conference – Each year, Cambrian College, Laurentian University, and Collège Boreal students spend the day networking with industry guest speakers and hearing about the latest trends and issues in the mining industry.

Transfer to or from Cambrian and enhance your credentials: Take advantage of Cambrian’s 750+ university pathways to earn a complimentary degree in as little as one year, including many degree opportunities in Sudbury at Laurentian University. Degree pathways are available for many of Cambrian’s diploma and advanced diploma programs.

Which department am I in?

Engineering Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,336.83 (US$ 12,035) per year
Start date

Expected September 2024


Cambrian College

Barrydowne Campus,

1400 Barrydowne Road,


Ontario (ON),

P3A 3V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)


Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)

Computer competency in relevant software

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no band under 5.5), TOEFL 550 (paper based test)

80 (internet based test) and PTE (Pearson) 58.


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