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Accreditation and Assessment

Program Mission Statement

The bachelor of science in mining engineering at West Virginia University 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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The Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mining Engineering.

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:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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