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Mining Engineering

College of Mines and Earth Sciences


6

Average
Class Size

36

Declared
Majors

Courses

Getting Started

  • Take MGEN 4990 - Mining Engineer Seminar to explore what a mining engineer does
  • Meet with your advisor to discuss your program of study

Making Progress

  • Take MGEN 3015 - Mine Visits Class and MGEN 3010 - Intro to Mining in the Fall
  • Take MGEN 5150 - Mechanics of Materials in the Spring and choose technical elective courses that are 5000+ level
  • Make sure transfer credits appear in your degree audit
  • Review your degree audit to make sure you are on track to graduate next year

Finishing Up

Community

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Take on a leadership role in a student organization such as SME or WIM
  • Help mentor new students in the Mining Engineering program
  • Participate in outreach events

Knowledge & Skills

Getting Started

Making Progress

  • Check in with your advisor
  • Apply for department, college, and external scholarships
  • Check department emails for company information sessions and internship opportunities
  • Participate in undergraduate research through UROP
  • Finalize your graduation plan with your advisor
  • Present on your internship experience in MGEN 4990 - Mining Engineering Seminar

Finishing Up

Transformation

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

Impact

Getting Started

  • Meet with a Student Success Advocate and brainstorm a list of topics you care about and would like to get involved in
  • Take assessments through the CPDC to help you identify your strengths, interests, personality, and values

Making Progress

Finishing Up

Careers

Getting Started

  • Activate and customize your Handshake account to explore jobs, internships, and career events
  • Network with mining engineering seminar speakers to find internships
  • Attend the the STEM Career Fair to learn about careers in mining

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Attend the STEM Career Fair for full-time employment opportunities
  • Attend the SME conference to network with industry professionals
  • Apply for jobs or graduate school

Start Your Career Journey


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About the Major

Mining provides the raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization. It is a field where the work is always challenging and requires creativity. Mining engineers are uniquely prepared to discover, evaluate, and develop mineral deposits. Our mining engineering program provides you with a strong background in mathematics, computer applications, economics, communication skills, and the physical sciences (particularly geology, physics, and chemistry). You will benefit from small classes with faculty who are interested in your success and you will gain hands-on experience with field trips to mine sites in your freshman year as well as summer internship opportunities. With a Mining Engineering degree from the U, you will be prepared to enter this competitive industry as an innovative, well-trained engineer capable of meeting the ever-increasing demand for energy and mineral resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire the ability to design and apply engineering processes and innovative technologies to recover the mineral resources needed for sustaining modern life.
  • Learn to develop and communicate solutions for public health and safety as well as the global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic aspects of mining.
  • Become an ethically and globally aware citizen capable of making positive changes in our world.
  • Gain skills to develop the safest, most effective, and sustainable methods of recovering the earth's mineral resources.
  • Effectively function as a member or leader of a team that creates a collaborative and inclusive environment to establish and accomplish goals.

Plan & Prepare

At the U, we plan for our students to have an exceptional Educational Experience identified by four broad categories we call the Learning Framework: Community, Knowledge & Skills, Transformation, and Impact. This major map will help you envision, explore, design, and plan your personalized Exceptional Education Experience with the Learning Framework at the core. In addition to assisting you in planning your coursework and navigating the requirements of your major, this map will help you incorporate other kinds of experiences to expand your knowledge, support your development, and prepare you for the future you want.

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GEOG

Geographic Information Science

ENGL

English

MET E

Metallurgical Engineering
Last Updated: 4/12/22