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Non-Traditional Applicants

Preparatory Course Requirements

Graduate students with non-engineering degrees should be prepared to take preparatory courses that are not counted for graduate credit. At a minimum, these applicants are required to take 15 hours of undergraduate courses offered within the Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering. The preparatory courses must include MINE 2504: Introduction to Mining Engineering AND at least one of the following:

  • MINE 3504: Rock Mechanics and Ground Control
  • MINE 3524: Excavation Engineering
  • MINE 3534: Mineral Processing
  • MINE 3584: Ventilation Engineering
  • MINE 4544: Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management

All remaining preparatory courses must be selected from the following list of approved departmental courses based on recommendations from the student’s Advisory Committee.

  • MINE 2524: Elements of Mine Design
  • MINE 3504: Rock Mechanics and Ground Control
  • MINE 3524: Excavation Engineering
  • MINE 3534: Mineral Processing
  • MINE 3554: Resource Recovery
  • MINE 3564: Underground Mine Design
  • MINE 3574: Surface Mine and Quarry Design
  • MINE 3584: Ventilation Engineering
  • MINE 4504: Materials Handling and Power Systems
  • MINE 4514: Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • MINE 4524: Project Engineering and Mine Management
  • MINE 4544: Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management

Graduate applicants should consult the undergraduate and graduate catalog to determine prerequisites for any courses specified. While graduates may be exempt from internal course prerequisites based on prior education, knowledge or experience, graduates are still responsible for the content of material covered in the prerequisite courses. Graduates without sufficient mathematics and engineering background are highly encouraged to consider taking these supporting courses prior to attempting courses with prerequisites.

Preparatory Course Tracks

To ensure adequate depth and breadth in a specific graduate program area, it is highly recommended that non-traditional applicants select preparatory courses in one of four tracks listed below. Track selection should be made in consultation with the student’s graduate advisor.

Track A (Mine Design)

  • MINE 2504: Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • MINE 2524: Elements of Mine Design
  • MINE 3504: Rock Mechanics and Ground Control
  • MINE 3564: Underground Mine Design
  • MINE 3574: Surface Mine and Quarry Design

Track B (Ventilation)

  • MINE 2504: Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • MINE 2524: Elements of Mine Design
  • MINE 3564: Underground Mine Design
  • MINE 3584: Ventilation Engineering
  • MINE 4514: Health, Safety and Risk Management

Track C (Processing)

  • MINE 2504: Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • MINE 3534: Mineral Processing
  • MINE 3554: Resource Recovery
  • MINE 4504: Materials Handling and Power Systems
  • MINE 4544: Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management

Track D (Environmental)

  • MINE 2504: Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • MINE 3534: Mineral Processing
  • MINE 3574: Surface Mine and Quarry Design
  • MINE 4514: Health, Safety and Risk Management
  • MINE 4544: Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management

Track E (Health and Safety)

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Track E (Reservoir Engineering)

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