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.
- Edgar Mine to serve as lab for underground robotics research
The Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs has long been a unique underground laboratory for future engineers, providing valuable experience to those being trained to find, develop and process natur …
- Summer camp offers hands-on intro to tunnels, engineering
A new summer camp at Colorado School of Mines hopes to inspire the next generation to think below the surface. Through the support of the University Transportation Center-Underground Transportation …
- Methane gas explosions focus of two new research projects
Gregory Bogin Jr., associate professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded funding to develop two new testing facilities to improve understanding of methane gas exp …
- 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 …
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