Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves practice, theory, science, technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a natural environment. Mining engineering also includes processing minerals for additional value.
Mineral extraction is essential to modern society. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the environment in and around the area the minerals are located. Mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage to the environment as a result of that production and processing.
Mining engineering is a complex and interdisciplinary field that includes elements of geology, civil, mechanical, and materials engineering. Mining engineering ensures that mining is carried out efficiently and safely while maintaining sustainability and minimal environment impact.
This program offers the following options/concentrations: exploration, hydrology, geomechanics, mining technology, mineral economics, earth resources management, mineral extraction, coal technology, and corrosion.
In keeping with our collaborative outlook, one of our strengths lies in our ties with the mining industry. Most of our students have employment opportunities in major industries and participation in research activity working in mine fields. This hands-on approach helps our students to develop their practical skills and gain exposure to valuable historical cases. Also, many of our faculty members are active within the industry through consulting activities and involvement in professional societies related to the mining world. The end result is an innovative, industry-responsive, and internationally recognized graduate.