May 28, 2023
Mining engineering is perhaps the broadest of engineering disciplines, and our graduates are versatile problem solvers. The goals of the program are to train students so that graduates are qualified to perform the various functions typically exercised by mining engineers: plan, design, operate, and close mines. Engineering topics are selected to meet these objectives. Introduction to mine planning, design, operations and closure is pursued further in the mining methods course. Students are introduced to detailed mine design in the mine design courses. Engineering sciences underlying the mine planning, design, operation and closure requirements are studied in several basic areas: thermodynamics, electrical circuits, hydraulics, strength of materials, etc. The design experience is capped in the mine feasibility study, the senior capstone design course.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics, science, and engineering areas necessary to identify, formulate, and solve practical engineering problems. The program will maintain compliance with ABET Accreditation.
- demonstrate proficiency in engineering topics related to surface and underground mining.
- demonstrate the ability to plan and design a technically sound mine in an ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner.
- communicate plans, designs, and operational practices to mine representatives,regulators, and the public.
- prepare for entry-level positions in the operations and management of mines,or for graduate-level study in engineering.
Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.
If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.
- Total Units | 129
- Cumulative GPA | 2.0
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.0
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program/4 Year Institution | 65 Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy ”.
Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity - CO10
The following recommended courses can also be used in the General Education Requirement:
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13
III. Additional Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (92 units)
A. Mathematics and Physics (19 units)
C. Engineering Sciences (15 units)
D. Mining Engineering (48 units)
V. General Emphasis (6 units)
VI. Minor Requirements (0 units)
VIII. Recommended Schedule
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (18 units)
Spring Semester (18 units)
Spring Semester (14 units)