Undergraduate Programs

Endless Opportunities

When you are searching for the program which best fits your future there are many things to consider. One of these is the distinction of the program. How have previous graduates faired within the industry. Our graduates have distinguished themselves within the mining industry quite well. Our Development Board members are an example of the quality of education you will receive at Missouri S&T. They are leaders within the industry and continue to help us discover how we can best prepare students for the future. Some of our alums have developed new mining methods which have changed the industry. One example of this is Daniel Jackling who co-founded the Utah Copper Company in Utah. Today this is the deepest open-pit mine in the world and known as the Bingham Canyon Mine. 

We offer a diversified program which gives you knowledge of the different types of mining as well as the option to receive a minor or area of emphasis in Explosives Engineering, Coal Mining, Mineral Processing, Quarry, Mine Design, Sustainable Development, or Mine Health and Safety. We are ABET accredited (www.abet.org).

Our faculty are recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise. They continue to work as consultants within the industry and all are actively involved in research projects. 

We have world class facilities which allow students to receive a hands-on education which is not offered at any other university. Our experimental mine allows students to work in the mine and adjacent quarries on a daily basis. There, students can work in the mine ventilation lab, perform live blasting sessions, study placement of drill holes for optimal rock blasting, understand surface and underground mining principles, and learn mine safety and rescue. A new building and additional laboratories is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

Our students are actively involved in industry related societies and contests. We have annual fundraisers including our haunted mine which is designed and operated by students. The proceeds along with industry contributions allow students to attend conferences and contests at little or no additional out of pocket expenses. At the events, students network with their peers and with their future employers.

Financial aid is available to students interested in a career in mining engineering. Students are encouraged to work at internships during the summer. These internships offer the students additional hands on experience which is vital to the overall education of our students. It is an excellent avenue to explore the different areas of mining, earn money for your education, meet peers and future employers, and get a glimpse into what you will be doing in your future professional career.

Companies schedule information sessions and interviews throughout the fall and spring sessions for students interested in internships, co-ops, part-time, or full-time employment after graduation. Signup sheets for interviews are available on a first come-first serve basis.

Industry seeks not just to employ the specialist mining engineer, but desires to employ a professional who can function as engineer and manager, who can understand labor problems and global finances, who has the ability to communicate with fellow professionals as well as with the public and media, and who is sensitive to environmental and safety issues. At Missouri University of Science and Technology, we work closely with our industry partners to develop coursework designed to prepare our students for their new role in industry.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering degree look forward to the great income potential. 

If mining engineering sounds like an interesting career for you, apply today at futurestudents.mst.edu.