Virginia Tech's Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering is one of the largest minerals-related programs in North America, enjoying a strong international reputation for its academic, research and public service programs. As of Fall 2013 the Department has had an enrollment of 200 undergraduate and 33 graduate students and, in the 2012-13 academic year, graduated 39 students with B.S. degrees in Mining Engineering. Consisting of 9 full-time faculty members, the Department has approximately $8 million of research expenditures per year and is housed within the nationally ranked Virginia Tech 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
Spring Issue: News from Holden Hall
Read the latest spring issue of News from Holden Hall
The Virginia Tech Office of the Vice President for Research recently recognized Emily Sarver for her role in helping the mining industry address serious environmental concerns.
Heather Dougherty, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate program, is the recipient of the J.W. Woomer Young Engineering Award by the SME.