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.
- Tailings Center names Michael Henderson as its first director
The new research and educational collaboration between Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and University of Arizona launched in June 2020.
- 4 of 9 U.S. honorees on 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining list have ties to Mines
Two Colorado School of Mines faculty members and two alumnae are among the honorees in the 2020 edition of Women in Mining UK’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100).
- Mines, Penn State to work together to support U.S. need for critical minerals
Colorado School of Mines has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Penn State University to establish a collaboration designed to be responsive in supporting the need for critical minerals …
- In the midst of global pandemic, Mines Humanitarian Engineering continues community development work – virtually
Mines students used WhatsApp and Zoom to connect with small-scale gold miners in Colombia this summer and collaboratively design solutions for the issues most important to their rural mining communiti …
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