Mining Engineering—BS

Design Responsible Mining Practices

Mining brings natural earth minerals to the surface in a safe, efficient, and responsible way without causing undue disturbance to the environment, to satisfy societal and industrial needs, and to promote significant contributions to the economy. To make mine operations more productive, safe, and economical using modern technology and highly sophisticated equipment methodologies, the industry needs intelligent, responsible, creative, and skillful practitioners. The job responsibilities of Mining Engineers include designing layouts for both surface and underground mines, preparation of short- and long-range mine plans and production sequences, selection and scheduling of equipment, designing blast patterns for rock fragmentation and excavation, designing ventilation plans for underground mines, monitoring safety of personnel and equipment, and optimizing processes.

Multidisciplinary and Innovative

Mining engineers not only plan, design and supervise the exploitation of both the surface and underground mining operations for safe and profitable extraction, but also to bring innovative decisions for making the mining operation sustainable in challenging environmental and difficult market conditions. To become a good decision maker, mining engineers require sound fundamental technical and scientific multi-disciplinary knowledge as well as practical skills for communicating and working in multidisciplinary teams.

This program is hosted by the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, yet relies on courses and faculty from several departments within the College of Engineering. The multidisciplinary mining program includes courses in civil, environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineering, in addition to courses from core mining and geological engineering programs. The Mining Engineering degree prepares students to address the challenges of modern mining practices and positions them for a leadership role in the mining industry.

The Mining Engineering Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Review the educational objectives and student outcomes for the BS in Mining Engineering.