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.
- Mines team wins second place at international mine rescue competition
“Long hours of training both on campus and in the Edgar Experimental Mine paid off for our Mines team," mechanical engineering freshman CJ Kaufman said.
- From lithium for batteries to neodymium for wind turbines, mined materials remain essential to modern life
Colorado School of Mines researchers are tackling the question of how to meet demand for critical materials from many angles, from policy to production.
- Tailings-to-glass facility wins Henderson Sustainability Challenge
For the second year in a row, Climax Molybdenum engaged Colorado School of Mines students to think outside the box about the company's Colorado assets.
- Harnessing heat: Applying machine learning to geothermal exploration
Professor Sebnem Duzgun's work could help researchers identify the presence of geothermal resources based on surface and subsurface characteristics.