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.
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