Mining certifications and degrees

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Edumine offers obtainable professional education, training and innovation to the global mining industry at a reasonable cost, with attention on learning online and collaboration with colleges and universities and specialist groups, to improve the mining education and training experience.

Andy Robertson and Simon Houlding originally envisaged EduMine in 1999. The objective was to deliver regular, economical, attainable professional education and technical instruction to the global mining and geoscience networks. Simon embraced the undertaking, and by 2000, 8 English classes were offered on the internet. The program library expanded by approximately 10 - 12 modules per year. EduMine became a multilingual service in 2002, when the 1st 2 Spanish versions of courses were completed.

Accreditation came in 2001, as EduMine became an approved provider of continuous education through the IACET. The academic merits of EduMine were bolstered in 2004, when the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and EduMine partnered to develop the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a college-certified, mixed learning course for employed people. EduMine presented the web modules, and UBC presented short classes throughout the summer.

In 2006, EduMine started offering their own small classes, primarily to widen the options available to CMS pupils. It was also the first time that EduMine furnished web based platforms to their corporate clientele. Throughout the crisis in 2008, EduMine began offering synchronous streaming webinars as a more economical way of participating in classes. By 2010, EduMine was offering over forty short courses and live webinars annually.

By 2010, EduMine had not merely established themselves as a reliable player in university certified courses; the EduMine course library had additionally expanded to a critical mass of 128 English web based classes, 11 Spanish online programs, and more than 40 live-webcast and short-course topics addressing all aspects of mining. EduMine can currently provide a solution to their customers that included producing tailored teaching courses.

Not surprisingly, the Edumine company is not the only educational establishment to teach about mining. The University of Arizona provides facilities to learn about mining, as well as the Sauder School of Business, and Imperial College London. Certain institutions have good links with the mining community in general; for instance, Western Law in Canada features the Stephen Dattels Fellowship in Mining Law and Finance, subsidized by the man himself.