Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
IF IT'S NOT GROWN, IT'S MINED
The sustainable development, extraction, and production of critical minerals and energy resources fuels the technologies of the future, from electric vehicles to green energy. Virginia Tech’s Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering trains its graduates to help lead the world.
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Mining and Minerals Engineering has IMPACT
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"The fact of the matter is, is that to live in a sustainable climate, we need the critical minerals that we're doing the research on here," says Graduate Research Assistant Kris Strickland. "Without those, we can't have the solar energy, we can't have the wind energy, we can't have the electric vehicles that we're all pining for."
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The Bachelor of Science program in mining and minerals engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Mining and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria. Learn more about the department's accreditation, mission, and educational objectives.