Hydrometallurgy Programs

Graduate Studies

Since hydrometallurgy is a multidisciplinary field, we are eager to accept enthusiastic students with education backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and other engineering fields. Graduate students can register for either a Ph.D. or a M.A.Sc. degree in the Department of Materials Engineering.


Students wishing to apply to a graduate program within the Department of Materials Engineering must satisfy the admission requirements of UBC Graduate Studies. Students must have minimally completed a Bachelor’s degree meeting competitive standards. Students from countries where undergraduate degrees are not taught in English are required to take an English-proficiency exam, with the results submitted by the deadline for application. Please consult the English Proficiency Requirements provided by UBC Graduate Studies.

Identify a Faculty Supervisor

If you are interested in entering the Materials Engineering Graduate Studies Program, we suggest you research and then contact a supervisor who is working in a field you are passionate about. To maximize your success, we recommend that you carefully consider your research interests and your background and target the appropriate individuals and explain why you are interested in working alongside them. A curriculum vitae is recommended for an initial inquiry.

How to Apply
If you have satisfied the eligibility requirements and have secured a prospective supervisor, we encourage you to apply to the Materials Engineering Graduate Studies Program following their departmental application process.

Undergraduate Studies

To pursue hydrometallurgy in undergraduate studies, students are welcome to select the hydrometallurgy option and learn through our offered lecture courses and design projects. Additionally, students may apply for co-op studentships or research assistantships to gain hands-on experience in hydrometallurgy companies or research groups.