Mining Engineering

Undergraduate Program

Mining engineers deal with discovering, extracting, processing, marketing, and utilizing mineral deposits from the earth. The role of the mining engineer may be quite diversified, and the field offers opportunities for specialization in a large number of technical areas. The trained professional in this field is well-versed in mining and geology and also in the principles of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering as applied to the mining industry. A degree in mining engineering is designed to produce a modern professional capable of designing and managing a modern coal or mineral mining operation.

Mining engineering at WVU began in 1868 when the first mine surveying course was offered. The program was accredited by ABET's predecessor in 1936 when the first accreditation process came into existence in the U.S. The accreditation of the mining engineering program has been continuously renewed without interruption since the very beginning.

The Department of Mining Engineering features state-of-the-art laboratories including rock mechanics and ground control, mine ventilation, coal preparation, and mineral processing.


Programs + Advising

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Mining engineering deals with discovering, extracting, beneficiating, marketing, and utilizing mineral deposits from the earth's crust.

Accredited ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Bachelors of Science degree in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Dual Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Mining and Civil Engineering

    Students can simultaneously pursue B.S. degrees in mining and civil engineering by completing additional courses. The dual degrees offer students an opportunity to become prepared for entry in both the energy markets and civil infrastructures. The dual degree program requires satisfactory completion of 158 credit hours - See more at: Civil Undergraduate Program

  • Bachelor Science in Mining Engineering and Geology
  • Students can simultaneously pursue B.S. degrees in mining and civil engineering by completing additional courses. The dual degrees offer students an opportunity to become prepared for entry into Mining Engineering with a strong Geology background. The dual degree program requires satisfactory completion of 158 credit hours - See more at: Geology Undergraduate Program

Advisors

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