Mining and Materials Engineering

McGill University

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
19082 CAD/year
4782 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Ph.D. degree applicants may either be “directly transferred” from the M.Eng. or M.Sc. program or hold an acceptable master's degree in Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related fields, or under exceptional circumstances may be admitted directly from the bachelor's degree.


The PhD program (Materials option) is primarily designed to train people with appropriate engineering or scientific backgrounds to allow them to work effectively in the metals and materials industries. The PhD program (Mining option) is primarily designed for graduates from mining engineering programs who have received adequate academic training in modern mining technology, mineral economics, computer programming, and probabilities and statistics.

The programme

A candidate for this degree must pass a minimum of two courses assigned by the Department. These are selected on the basis of the student's previous academic training and research interests. The candidate must also pass a safety training course in the first year of his/her Ph.D. registration. 

The candidate is required to participate in an appropriate Research Seminar course and is expected to take a preliminary examination within the first year of his/her Ph.D. registration.

The candidate must submit an acceptable thesis based upon successfully completed research and must satisfy the examiners in an oral examination of the thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geomechanics
  • Mining Environments
  • Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Materials Handling
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Computational Thermodynamics
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Automotive and Aerospace Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoelectronic Materials
  • Multiscale Modelling of Materials
  • Electronic and Solar Cell Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19082 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9541 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4782 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2391 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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