Our Mission

We serve society through education and innovation to support safe, clean, and efficient production of energy and mineral resources.

Educational Objectives

Alumni of this program, within a few years of graduation, are expected to possess:

  • the intellectual ability to critically assess and tackle any engineering problem they may encounter;
  • the communication skills to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences, including technically-trained supervisors and subordinates as well as non-technical members of the work force and the general public;
  • the leadership and team building skills to lead projects and function as entry-level managers as well as work productively as members of a team
  • an understanding of the practical aspects of the mining industry and an appreciation for mining as a business; and
  • an awareness of societal issues and how these issues affect their roles as future professional engineers working for the general benefit of society.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduating with the B.S. in Mining Engineering, students in the Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering are expected to possess the follow skills and abilities:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2.  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4.  an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. the experience acquired through summer internships and/or cooperative education necessary to enter the Mining and Minerals Engineering profession


The B.S. degree program in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.