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.
- Sustainability and mining can (must) go together
By Lori Ferguson, Special to Mines Newsroom In Peru, artisanal and small-scale mining is a way of life. Miners extract valuable ore, such as gold, copper and zinc, from marginal deposits not deemed pr …
- In the workplace of the future, AI could help personalize training for displaced workers
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Xiaoli Zhang is the lead researcher on a $1 million National Science Foundation project to create an AI-enabled tool for retraining workers in the metals ind …
- Geology PhD student wins SRK U.S. scholarship
Garrett Gissler is exploring the geological events and processes that formed the Arista deposit in Mexico.
- Applying machine learning to geothermal exploration
Sebnem Duzgun, professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair of Mining Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to apply new machi …