Mining Engineering

Ranked as the #1 mining school in the world in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by the QS World University Rankings, the Mining Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines has distinguished itself by developing curriculum and research programs geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Mining Engineering

Ranked as the #1 mining school in the world in 2016 and 2017 by the QS Work University Rankings, the Mining Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines has distinguished itself by developing curriculum and research programs geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Welcome

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.

News

In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. The Mining department’s goals for Mines@150 include upgrading facilities, scholarships, and continuing to build on student experiences both in the classroom and out in the field. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure. Give now