The undergraduate mining engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards.


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Program Mission

 The mission of the Mining Engineering Program at Missouri S&T is to provide superb education and training to undergraduate and graduate students for the mining and construction industries of Missouri, USA and the world.  The program provides students with total quality education and research capabilities to make a difference in our State and the world.


Core Values

Our vision of global leadership will be achieved through the following seven core values that form the basis of Missouri S&T’s tradition of excellence in Mining Engineering education and research.

Leadership: S&T provides opportunities for students to lead various societies, such as, SME, NSSGA, WIM, and ISEE and competitions like the mine design, mucking and mine rescue competitions.

Excellence: The efforts of faculty, staff, alumni, industry partners and related organizations create an environment that promotes excellence in education and research.

Ethics: We value truth, honesty, integrity and hard work as abiding principles for professional excellence.

Experience: Through its experimental mine facilities, internships, cooperative education and field trips, students receive hands-on experience, which is vital to the practice of the profession.

Exposure: S&T reaches out to global frontiers through its Board of industry executives, alumni, research and professional societies, and our global partners.

Passion: S&T educates graduates with a passion for the mining industry’s growth and competitiveness.

Tradition: S&T maintains the tradition of excellence, unity, collegiality and family that have been the bedrock of its mining engineering programs.


Program Educational Objectives

ABET Definition: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

  1. Graduates will become frontline supervisors1 and middle-level managers2 within three to five years in industry.
  2. Graduates will have a vital interest and a passion to remain and promote industry growth.
  3. Graduates will be capable of solving industrial problems toward growth and competitiveness of their respective companies.
  4. Graduates will become functional and effective leaders or members of industrial teams for carrying out the mission of their respective companies.
  5. Graduates will communicate effectively the technical, social and economic aspects of the job requirements to subordinates, peers and superiors.
  6. Graduates will carry out their functional responsibilities with supreme understanding of safety and health, environment and ethics.
  7. Graduates will cultivate and maintain an interest in life-long learning through professional development and memberships in professional societies.
  8. Graduates will continue to grow in the knowledge of relevant technologies, skills and tools for modern mining engineering practice.


Student Outcomes

ABET Definition: Program Outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. By the time of graduation, mining engineering students will


  1. An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. An ability to think critically and analyze effectively.
  3. An ability to apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in solving critical problems.
  4. An ability to function in diverse learning and working environments.
  5. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  6. An awareness of national and global contemporary issues.
  7. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

Mining Engineering Program Enrollment and Graduation Data:

Undergraduate Enrollment 

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mining Engineering   122 91 52 56 52

Bachelor Degrees Awarded

    FS2016 FS2017 FS2018 FS2019 FS2020
Mining Engineering   50 57 13 13