Mining engineering alumnus J. Wayne Richards has been named to the WVU Foundation Board of Directors.Read Full Article
Two recent West Virginia University graduates have won the 19th annual Carlson Software National Senior Design Competition.Read Full Article
The International Conference on Ground Control in Mining will celebrate its 35th year on July 26-28, in Morgantown.Read Full Article
A trio of interdisciplinary researchers at West Virginia University are making headway in the tedious battle against surface mining industry injuries and fatalities.Read Full Article
About Mining Engineering
Mining engineers deal with the science and technology of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. The program at WVU, which is one of only 15 mining engineering programs in the United States, dates back to 1868 when the first mine surveying course was offered.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Degree options at the undergraduate level include mining engineering, and dual degree programs in mining engineering and civil and environmental engineering, mining engineering and civil engineering, and mining engineering and geology. At the graduate level, degrees are offered in mining engineering and mineral processing. View available scholarships.
The mining engineering curriculum at WVU is designed to give graduates a broad background in mining engineering practice and to prepare them to become professional engineers. Students are prepared for positions in operations, mine development, mine design, construction, sales, and management of mines. Program Assessment.
To produce graduates who are thoroughly prepared to meet the operational and engineering challenges of the mining industry, and to continue their studies in graduate programs.