Mission & Objectives

 Mining Engineering Mission Statement

The Mining Engineering Department at the University of Utah will prepare students for productive, life-long careers in mining and related industries or disciplines. It will provide knowledge useful for producing the region's mineral resources, educate graduates to work in any area of the mining industry, disseminate newly acquired knowledge via publication of original research, provide professional service to the mining industry and public to assist in the environmentally responsible and safe extraction of mineral resources, and inform the public at large about the importance of mining to society.

Mining Engineering Educational Objectives

  • Students will gain a quality education upon which they can build a secure future
  • Students will be educated in the fundamental and current issues in mining and related industries.
  • Students will be able to analyze problems, design tests or experiments, evaluate information, and communicate results both individually and as teams.
  • Students will gain a desire for life-long learning and continuing education.
  • Students will understand and appreciate the issues of worker safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental responsibility.

Mining Engineering Program Outcomes

Early in their professional careers, graduates of the mining engineering program will demonstrate the following:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. an ability to communicate effectively
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. an understanding the principles of science and engineering as applied to mining methods and practices


Enrollment and Degrees Conferred

College of Mines and Earth Sciences Enrollment Through Fall Semester 2014

College of Mines and Earth Sciences Degrees Through 2013-2014


Mining Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

US Mail

Mining Engineering Department
William Browning Building
135 S 1460 East Rm 00313
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

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