Virginia Tech's Mining and Minerals Engineering department is one of the largest minerals-related programs in North America and enjoys a strong international reputation for its academic, research and public service programs. Currently, the Department is comprised of 8 full-time faculty members and has an enrollment of 170 undergraduate and about 20 graduate students. Research expenditures are in excess of $3 million per year. The Department is housed within a nationally ranked College of Engineering.
The department prepares highly qualified, rigorously trained mining and minerals engineers whose background and education reflect the current level of technology and thought in the profession. The department is committed to providing students with a wide array of resources to enhance their academic and professional development as well as increase their employment opportunities.
The B.S. degree program in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
100 Holden Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0239
Phone (540) 231-6671
Fax (540) 231-4070
Drs. Luxbacher and Karmis were recently presented with awards from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) during its 2013 Meeting and Exhibit in Denver, Colorado.