British Columbia Institute of


MINE 1100 - Introduction to the Minerals Industry

Mining Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Introduces students to the wide scope of the mining industry and prepares them for further courses in mining. The course covers the breadth of the industry from mineral exploration through to processing and marketing of mining products. The importance of environmental considerations and sustainable development are introduced. Students will learn the terminology used in the industry in preparation for further courses taught during the program. Except for online courses, a visit to an active mining operation will form part of the course curriculum.





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 57006

Fri May 17 - Fri Aug 23 19 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 17 - Aug 23 Online


Russell Hartlaub

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note this is internet delivery. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of minerals in the development of civilizations [1,3,5].
  • Discuss the role of mining companies in the development and extraction of mineral resources. [3,9,11].
  • Differentiate between what is a mineral resource and ore reserve [1,3,11].
  • Outline the role of exploration in the mineral industry, its participants and how it is funded. [1,3,11]
  • Describe the main techniques used in mineral exploration [1,3,5].
  • Identify the various stages in the mineral extraction and refinement process [1,3,5].
  • Identify the main components of a mining and mineral processing operation [1,5].
  • Compare and analyses different methods of extracting minerals [2,5].
  • Identify the types of equipment used in the mining and processing industry [1,2,5].
  • Assess the impact of mining industry operations on the environment and sustainability [2,5].
  • Assess the requirements for closing a mine and reclamation of the mined areas [2,3,5].
  • Identify the various areas where mining technologists are employed [1,5].

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

MINE 1100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering

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Spring/Summer 2019

Books for Spring/Summer 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Mineral Explorations & Mining Essentials
Author Stevens
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-98672-210-3
Price $73.95


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