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Modular Course Curriculum

In order to minimize the impact on the normal courses taught during the academic terms, the modular courses are taught outside of the academic terms. Requirements of modular courses vary for each of the graduate programs. Lectures and labs in each module are taught between 0800 and 1700 over a period of 8-12 days (depending on the course), and include problem sets, laboratory exercises, and (in the case of the field-based courses) mapping projects.

Course Numbers, Course Names, and Credits

GEOL 5307 - Structure, Tectonics, and Mineral Exploration (field-based) - 3 credits
GEOL 5326 - 
Mineral Exploration in Volcanic Terrains (field-based) - 3 credits
GEOL 5606 - 
Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits - 3 credits
GEOL 5607 -
Exploration for Hydrothermal Ore Deposits - 3 credits
GEO    5302
- Hydrothermal Ore Deposits (U Ottawa) - 3 credits
GEOL 5806 - 
Exploration Geochemistry - 3 credits
GEOL 5956 - 
Exploration Geophysics - 3 credits
GEOL 5055 - 
Applied Research Project - 6 credits

Tentative Schedule

All course participants (LU students, other students, and industry participants) must register with hes@laurentian.ca so that we can send you information about the course and provide you with access to the course website, which you must be able to do before you arrive.

Aug 25 - Sept 8, 2017 - Structure-Tectonics-Mineral Exploration - GEOL 5307 (field-based) Dr. Bruno Lafrance blafrance@laurentian.ca 

Note: Students interested in taking this course should send an e-mail message to Prof. Lafrance before the end of April 2017

Oct 21-28, 2017 - Hydrothermal Ore Deposits - GEO 5302 (U Ottawa) - Registration and more info on the Course Website.
Dr. Mark Hannington mark.hannington@uottawa.ca

Dec 6-15, 2017 - Exploration Geophysics - GEOL 5956 
Dr. Richard Smith rssmith@laurentian.ca      2017 Syllabus/Schedule

April 2018 - Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits - GEOL 5606 
Dr. Michael Lesher mlesher@laurentian.ca   

Aug 2018 - Mineral Exploration in Volcanic Terrains - GEOL 5326 (field-based)
Dr. Harold Gibson hgibson@laurentian.ca  

Continuous - Applied Research Project - GEOL 5055
Dr. Daniel Kontak dkontak@laurentian.ca

*** This courses is available to remote participants with high-speed wired internet connections via video-conferencing. Please contact hes@laurentian.ca if you are interested in this option.

Admission Requirements

Because this program is designed for geoscientists employed full time in the mineral exploration industry and needing an update on advances in exploration concepts, information, and techniques applicable to the mineral exploration industry, entrance to the Coursework MSc program is restricted to geoscientists holding a four-year BSc degree in the earth sciences, with at least a "B" average, and a minimum of two years industrial or equivalent experience. Admission is competitive and applicants are evaluated on the same criteria as the research-based MSc in Geology: marks, references, and evaluation by the faculty in the program. Application materials may be obtained from the Geology Graduate Program webpage.

Enrollment

Students enrolled the Applied MSc program at Laurentian University will pay part-time fees indicated on the LU website under "Applied MSc in Mineral Exploration".

Students enrolled in the thesis-based MSc or PhD programs at Laurentian University may take the courses as part of their normal program.

Students enrolled at other ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must complete an ONTARIO VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT form, which is available from http://cou.on.ca/key-issues/education/graduate-education/ontario-visiting-grad-students/. The form must be signed by the School Head and Dean at the home university and sent to the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University c/o Ms. Linda Weber (E-mail: lweber@laurentian.ca, Tel: (705) 675-1151 x3204, Fax: (705) 671-3840). NOTE: Courses taken under this scheme must be for credit. Courses cannot be audited.

Canadian students enrolled at NON-ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must be admitted to Laurentian University as SPECIAL STUDENTS and, once admitted, must register as Part-Time Students. Please contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@laurentian.ca) for application forms and instructions.

Non-Canadian students enrolled at NON-ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must be admitted to Laurentian University as SPECIAL STUDENTS and, once admitted, must register as Part-Time Students. Please contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@laurentian.ca) for application forms and instructions.

Students not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program are responsible for arranging their own medical and health insurance, which is not covered in the non-resident tuition fees.

Maintaining Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Registration

The courses satisfy continuing education requirements for maintaining professional registration and because the courses are continually updated, provide an efficient way to stay current in the discipline. Non-students may take any of the course modules on a fee-paying basis at the rate of $2250 + HST for a full two-week course (including all course notes) or $275 + HST for a single day (including relevant course notes).

Foreign Student/Participants

Please contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate General Office in your home country or check the Citizen and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca to determine whether you need a visa to visit or study in Canada. Obtaining a visitor's visa or study permit can take up to 3 months, so do this as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:
Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6 Canada
Tel: (705) 673-6575
Fax: (705) 675-4898
Email: hes@laurentian.ca