Mining engineering students at the School of Mines gain fundamental training in the sciences, engineering, engineering design, geology, humanities, and mining engineering. The curriculum combines traditional mining engineering education with selected management-related concepts in order to better prepare graduates for the modern mining industry.
The department houses laboratories equipped for work in rock mechanics, ventilation, and computer-aided mine design. State-of-the-art geoscience Modeling and mine planning software is used by students for surface and underground mine design.
Companies hiring recent graduates: Exxon, ARCO, Peabody, Kennecott, U.S. Steel, and ASARCO.
Average starting salary: $65,000
Department: Mining Engineering and Management