Mining Engineering Program Assessment

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in mining engineering at West Virginia University (B.S.Min.E.) has been established 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.

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Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

The four program educational objectives of the WVU BSMinE have been established:

  1. Our graduates will be successful in their professional careers and will continue to develop professionally and serve in leadership roles in industry, research, public service, and/or post-graduate education.
  2. Our graduates will achieve their professional objectives by coordinating and leveraging key aspects of Mining Engineering: geology, exploration, valuation, development, exploitation, reclamation, and beneficiation.
  3. Our graduates will successfully utilize engineering principles and technology to solve engineering problems in their career.
  4. Throughout their careers, our graduates will successfully demonstrate their awareness and appreciation for professional registration, ethics, and lifelong learning while recognizing their obligations to society, the environment, the profession, and miner health and safety.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, all Bachelors of Science students in Mining Engineering will:

Outcome 1. Be well prepared in application of mathematics, science, and engineering.
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Outcome 2. Be well prepared to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
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Outcome 3. Be well prepared to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
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Outcome 4. Have an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
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Outcome 5. Have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
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Outcome 6. Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
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Outcome 7. Have an ability to communicate effectively.
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Outcome 8. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
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Outcome 9. Have recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
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Outcome 10. Have knowledge of contemporary issues.
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Outcome 11. Have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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Outcome 12. Have an understanding of the importance of economics, environmental, health, and safety issues in the operations of modern mines.
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Outcome 13. Have an ability to learn independently.
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