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.
- VIDEO: Bats are experts at navigating in the dark. What if mine rescue first responders were, too?
"Bat vision” for first responders would represent a major advancement in mine rescue technology. Andrew Petruska, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, tells us more in this video.
- Mines students tackle real-world sustainability challenge with Freeport-McMoRan, Climax Molybdenum
Winners of the Henderson Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Challenge will be named Dec. 5 following the final pitches for repurposing the Henderson Mill property.
- “Bat vision” isn't just for comic book heroes any more
Developing machine learning-enabled acoustic imaging for first responders will represent a major advancement in mine rescue, which is surprisingly low-tech in some ways.
- Partnership with Peru's Universidad Nacional de San Agustín puts sustainable mining best practices front and center
The new Center for Mining Sustainability will address the environmental and societal concerns surrounding small-scale mining and promote the practice in a way that sustains the industry, supports loca …