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
Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, announced the winners of the College's outstanding teacher, adviser and researcher awards for 2015-2016. The awards were handed out at the College's annual Honors Ceremony, which took place today (April 8).Read Full Article
On Saturday, April 2, student mine rescue teams from three universities will join their counterparts from West Virginia University for a competition to be held the Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies in Core.Read Full Article
Researchers at West Virginia University have partnered on a nearly $1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory on the development of a mobile plant facility for the recovery of rare elements that could breathe life back into West Virginia’s coal industry.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.