Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

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  • Objectives
    The educational objectives of the program are: Graduates from the mining engineering program will have the analytical, technical and mine design abilities necessary to work effectively in the field of mining engineering and will be informed of recent technical advances in the field. Graduates from the mining engineering program will be cognizant of societal issues and their role as future professional engineers working for the general benefit of society.
  • Practical experience
    Laboratory facilities exist in the department for rock mechanics, ventilation, GPS surveying and computer-aided mine design. Laboratory equipment available for student use includes equipment for rock specimen preparation, uniaxial and triaxial rock strength testing machine, direct shear machine, computerized data acquisition system, ventilation network model, and modern GPS-based surveying equipment.
    The computer laboratory consists of a new (2007) lab sponsored by industry leader in mine design software (MAPTEK) with personal computers. Available software packages are routinely used by undergraduate and graduate students for the solution of problems in rock mechanics, geostatistics, management, mineral economics, ventilation, blasting, mapping, and mine design. Contemporary geoscience modeling and mine planning software is used by students for surface and underground mine design.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
  • Course description
    The curriculum has been designed to meet accreditation requirements in mining engineering. The core mining engineering curriculum provides technical training in areas such as rock mechanics, mine ventilation, ore reserve evaluation, mine design, explosive application, mining equipment selection, mining method selection, and mine land reclamation. The curriculum also includes a strong emphasis on management-related topics: health and safety, economics and finance, labor relations, project management, environmental management, international business, and communication skills.

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