About The Department

Mining engineering has become highly automated, utilizing robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced explosives, and simulation technology to provide the raw materials for industries ranging from automotive to aerospace. Mining engineering is the application of engineering and scientific principles to the discovery, appraisal, and extraction of minerals from the Earth and sea. The Department of Mining Engineering takes traditional mining engineering education one step farther by including management-related education in the curriculum.

The curriculum provides students with fundamental training in the basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, geology, the humanities, and mining engineering. Principles of mine operations, mine planning, mining technology, advanced 3-D design and modeling, rock mechanics, explosives technology and computer applications receive special emphasis. Key management-related concepts are introduced at all levels of the curriculum.