Undergraduate Program

Mining engineers deal with discovering, extracting, processing, marketing, and utilizing mineral deposits from the earth. The role of the mining engineer may be quite diversified, and the field offers opportunities for specialization in a large number of technical areas. The trained professional in this field is well-versed in mining and geology and also in the principles of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering as applied to the mining industry. A degree in mining engineering is designed to produce a modern professional capable of designing and managing a modern coal or mineral mining operation.

Mining engineering at WVU began in 1868 when the first mine surveying course was offered. The program was accredited by ABET's predecessor in 1936 when the first accreditation process came into existence in the U.S. The accreditation of the mining engineering program has been continuously renewed without interruption since the very beginning.

The Department of Mining Engineering features state-of-the-art laboratories including rock mechanics and ground control, mine ventilation, coal preparation, and mineral processing.

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Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Mining engineering deals with discovering, extracting, beneficiating, marketing, and utilizing mineral deposits from the earth's crust.

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The Bachelors of Science degree in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .

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Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Mining Engineering program, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, all prospective students must be qualified for admission to the University. Early application is strongly encouraged. Additional requirements for incoming freshmen who wish to be admitted to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are as follows:

West Virginia Residents: To be eligible for admission to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, a resident must have either an ACT mathematics score of 24 (520 SAT) or higher OR a high school grade-point average of at least 3.0 plus an ACT mathematics score of 20 (480 SAT) or higher.

Nonresidents: To be eligible for admission to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, a nonresident must have an ACT mathematics score of 24 (520 SAT) or higher.

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