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B.S. Mining Engineering Technology

A bachelor’s degree in mining engineering technology will qualify the graduate for mining industry entry positions in production, construction, preparation, equipment sales, environmental controls and in assisting mining engineers. After experience in industry, career paths are possible for positions as executives, managers and entrepreneurs.

The Mining Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.

Program Educational Objectives 

  1. Graduates produce and utilize mining documents.
  2. Graduates function on teams and communicate with speaking, unity, and graphical skills.
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality.
  4. Graduates manage mining activities in support of a mining plan.
  5. Graduates apply ventilation technology, roof control technology, and electrical and mechanical systems for support of mining operation.
  6. Graduates remain current, professionally. 

Program Outcomes 

  1. Students demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mining engineering.
  2. Students identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  3. Students communicate by written, oral, and graphical means.
  4. Students team with others to solve problems and present solutions. 
  5. Students conduct standardized field testing in the mining environment and apply results.
  6. Students clearly understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. Students understand diversity, societal, and global issues relating to solutions to problems in mining.
  8. Students recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. Students perform analysis and design in the production of mining plans and operations.
  10. Students apply basic technical concepts to the solution of mining problems involving ventilation, roof control, conveying systems, drainage systems, and mapping systems.
  11. Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to operations and maintenance of a mining system.
  12. Students use project management skills and people management skills to operate a mine efficiently.
  13. Students comply with MSHA and state regulatory laws, rules, and regulations in operations.
  14. Students maintain an understanding of labor-management relationships in a mining environment.

The following courses are required for the baccalaureate degree listed in the recommended sequence:



First Semester Second Semester
ENGL 101 Composition I  3 ENGL 102 Composition II  3
MEET 111 Engineering Drafting  3 GNET 101 Technical Physics I  4
GNET 102 Technical Physics II  4 GNET 116 Technical Mathematics II  4
GNET 115 Technical Mathematics I  4 ELET 110 Circuit Analysis  4
Core Skills Social Science  3 ELET 112 Electrical Measurements  1
      17       16
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ELET 205 AC/DC Machinery  4 CIET 110 Plane Surveying and Mapping  4
MEET 214 Hydraulics and Fluid Power  3 MGMT 210 Principles of Management  3
COSC 201 PC Software Applications  3 ARET 313 Applied Project Management  3
MEET 112 Computer Aided Drafting  3 Technical Elective  3
Health and Safety Elective  2 SPCH 208 Fundamentals of Speech  3
Core Skills Social Science  3       16
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
MIET 300 Intro to Mining Engr Tech  3 MIET 404 Ground Control  3
MIET      400  Mine Safety and Law  3 MIET 406 Mine Ventilation  3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry  3 MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior  3
CHEM 103 Chemistry Lab  1 Core Skills Social Science  3
ACCT 102 Principle of Accounting I  3 Core Skills Literature  3
COSC 210 Visual Basic  3       15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
MIET 303 Mine Plant Technology  3 MIET 408 Coal Preparation  3
MIET 490 Projects in Mining  3 MIET 410 Mine Production Technology  3
MGMT 482 Collective Bargaining and   MEET 410 Industrial Operations  3
    Labor Relations  3 GNET 499 Projects in Engineering Technology  3
ENGR 315 Engineering Economics  3 Core Skills Social Science  3
Core Skills Fine Arts/Humanities  3       15

2012 - 2013 Enrollments and graduates
BS - 19

BS - 7