Mining Engineering is an exciting field for the sheer number of possibilities it presents. It ranges on a broad spectrum of engineering skills including mechanical, electrical, geophysical, computer science, and others. Starting out with high average salaries of $68,000 per year, the Mining Engineer can undertake countless job opportunities including manufacturing, planning, design, management, operations, marketing, and many more.
Put simply, our vision for the Mining Engineering Department is to be internationally recognized as the world’s premier center for education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and underground construction and tunneling. This vision spans across numerous interdisciplinary areas of study. Through collaborations with other Mines departments, academic institutions, government agencies, and industry, we are committed to expanding the international reputation of the department for excellence in education, research, industry service, and community outreach.
- Nelson to receive UCA of SME Outstanding Educator Award
Priscilla Nelson, professor and head of the Mining Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Educator Award from the Underground Construction Associatio …
- Mine sensor network wins Newmont Innovation Challenge
An integrated sensor network designed for active real-time monitoring of mine structures and accurate location of personnel and equipment won the top prize at the 2018 HackMines Newmont Innovation C …
- HackMines culminates with final pitches, awards, reception
After weeks of hard work, the finalists in the 2018 HackMines Newmont Innovation Challenge are ready to showcase their ideas. Mines students, faculty, alumni and community members are invited to watch …
- Mines students fare well at International Mining Games
A co-ed student team from Colorado School of Mines placed second in surveying and third in gold panning at the 40th International Mining Games in England. Nine co-ed teams from mining schools from aro …
CERSE Vision: A world where earth, energy and environment are wisely managed.
CERSE Mission: To improve lives through vibrant and creative science and engineering education, research and global engagement focused on earth’s resources and societal needs