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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mining Engeering, B.S.

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Mining engineering requires the broadest knowledge of sciences and other fields of engineering in its practice after graduation. The curriculum below prepares the student for a career in the field of mining.

The program educational objectives of the bachelor of science program in mining engineering take into consideration the university mission and the constituents’ needs by producing graduates who, in their first few years after graduation, will be able to:

  • Advance in their careers, adapting to new situations and emerging problems, through the application of general purpose engineering skills and the core technical disciplines, analytical procedures, and design practices of the mining engineering profession.
  • Function ethically in a variety of professional roles such as mine planner, designer, production manager, mineral processing engineer, consultant, technical support representative and regulatory specialist.
  • Pursue advanced degrees in mineral-related fields and also those fields that support the mineral industries such as business and law.
  • Utilize professional skills such as effective communication, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the critical role mining engineers play in society with respect to health, safety, and the environment in tangible ways such as achieving professional licensure.

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Degree Requirements

Each student must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 33

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 43

Subtotal: Major hours: 67


  • Technical Elective Credit(s): 3**
  • Minerals Processing Technical Elective Credit(s): 3**

Subtotal: Electives: 6

Total Hours: 128


§ Transfer students will take EGR 215 - INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS , in place of EGR 101  and EGR 103 .

Δ Students must complete both EGR 101  and EGR 103  to fulfill the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement. Transfer students may satisfy the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement by taking EGR 215 .

¶ Students only required to take one lab. Consult with advisor.

*The Minerals Processing Technical Elective is to be chosen between MNG 575 - COAL PREPARATION DESIGN  and  MNG 580 - MINERAL PROCESSING PLANT DESIGN .

**Courses recommended as technical electives are listed below. These courses must be chosen with the approval of the student’s advisor to ensure that the curriculum includes sufficient engineering design content.

***Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course.

MNG 335  satisfies the Statistical Inferential Reasoning requirement in the UK Core.

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