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
Graduates produce and utilize mining documents.
Graduates function on teams and communicate with speaking, unity, and graphical skills.
Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality.
Graduates manage mining activities in support of a mining plan.
Graduates apply ventilation technology, roof control technology, and electrical and mechanical systems for support of mining operation.
Graduates remain current, professionally.
Students demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mining engineering.
Students identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
Students communicate by written, oral, and graphical means.
Students team with others to solve problems and present solutions.
Students conduct standardized field testing in the mining environment and apply results.
Students clearly understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
Students understand diversity, societal, and global issues relating to solutions to problems in mining.
Students recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
Students perform analysis and design in the production of mining plans and operations.
Students apply basic technical concepts to the solution of mining problems involving ventilation, roof control, conveying systems, drainage systems, and mapping systems.
Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to operations and maintenance of a mining system.
Students use project management skills and people management skills to operate a mine efficiently.
Students comply with MSHA and state regulatory laws, rules, and regulations in operations.
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|
|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|
|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|