In 2015, the United States generated about four trillion kilowatt hours of electricity, with 33 percent coming from the use of coal. While coal mining as an industry is important not only in the U.S. but abroad, it remains a challenging one, with roof falls accounting for more than 450 injuries over the past three years.Read Full Article
Aaron Noble, assistant professor of mining engineering at West Virginia University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award.Read Full Article
Vladislav Kecojevic, Massey Professor of Mining Engineering at West Virginia University, has been awarded the 2017 Erskine Ramsay Medal from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.The award, which will be presented at SME’s annual conference in February 2017, was established in 1948 to recognize distinguished achievements in the coal mining industry.Read Full Article
West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received renewed accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs from ABET, the global accreditor of engineering programs.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.