Mining Engineering

Snow covered benches at Bingham Canyon Copper Mine

Program Educational Objectives

PROGRAM CONSTITUENCIES

The Mining Engineering program’s constituents are the employers of our students.  These employers are mining companies, mining equipment and services providers, and government agencies.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Within three-to-five years after graduation students are expected to be advancing in their career in the minerals industry and adapting to new situations and emerging problems, through the application of general engineering-science skills and the core technical problem-solving and design practices of the mining engineering profession, with an understanding of the need for lifelong learning.
  2. Within three-to-five years after graduation, students are expected to be communicating effectively.
  3. Within three-to-five years after graduation, students are expected to be functioning effectively as individuals or as members of teams.
  4. Within the first year after graduation, students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of mining to society, and for working in a contemporary society in which safety and health, responsibility to the environment, and ethical behavior are required without exception.
  5. Within the first five years after graduation, students are expected to be preparing to attain licensure as a Professional engineer.