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If It's Not Grown, It's Mined!

From farms to cities to every-day technological devices, mineral and energy resources are the building blocks of human society. But how do we continue to extract and develop these critical resources in a way that is safe and sustainable for both people and the environment?

Mining and minerals engineers answer that question by locating the places, applying the latest technology, and, most of all, creating the best solutions and ethical practices to develop these important resources.

Virginia Tech’s mining and minerals engineering department has been training smart, skilled, and resourceful mining engineers for over 130 years. Our expert faculty, top-notch academic program and strong industry ties help our students build a rewarding and challenging career in a field that is integral to advancing human society.

Learn more about Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering


What is Mining Engineering? A Department Perspective

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What Mining Engineers Do. A Student Perspective

What is Mining Engineering? An alumni perspective.