School of Mines and Engineering

School of Mines and Engineering

Montana Technological University's School of Mines and Engineering has a century-long history in educating graduates to solve some of the world's most difficult and complex problems. We offer excellent teaching faculty who bring significant real-world experience to classrooms and labs, mentors who work with you in hands-on discovery and collaborate with you on research opportunities in energy, materials, and natural resources. Benefiting from this powerful education, you can work with some of the most elite and prestigious companies in the world. In fact, our graduates have enjoyed a long tradition of nearly 100% career outcome rates—an extraordinary success in today's world.

Pre Professional Engineering

Because we offer strong programs in engineering, a student interested in an engineering field not offered at Montana Tech may spend the first two years here in preparation for transfer to another college of engineering. Your academic program will generally follow the first two years of the Montana Tech program, with some variations and choice of electives depending upon the field of engineering you intend to pursue. For more information or assistance, contact the Dean’s office 406-496-4395.

$66,500 median starting slary for graduates in the school of mines and engineering 2016$66,500 Starting Salary
$66,550 is the median starting salary for graduates from the School of Mines and Engineering 2018

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Programs Offered By the School of Minds and Engineering.

Study Civil Engineering at Montana Tech

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Prepares students for careers in Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering
Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Science

Create challenging and cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

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Data Science

Data Science

Data Science

Montana Tech offers the only standalone Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Data Science minor in Montana.

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Study Electrical Engineering at Montana Tech

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the largest engineering discipline in the world serving nearly every modern industry.

Electrical Engineering
Study Environmental Engineering at Montana Tech

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, soils remediation, pollution prevention, health risk analysis, and land reclamation.

Environmental Engineering
Learn about Freshman Engineering at Montana Tech

Freshman Engineering

Freshman Engineering

Freshman Engineering

Freshman Engineering
Study geological engineering at Montana Tech

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering

Explore our state-of-the-art triaxial testing lab, an underground mine facility, geo-technical engineering and groundwater modeling software

Geological Engineering
Study Geophysics at Montana Tech

Geophysics

Geophysics

Our Geophysics program consistently boasts a 100% placement rate with high starting salaries.

Geophysical Engineering
Study Materials Science and Engineering at Montana Tech

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering
Study Mechanical Engineering at Montana Tech

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering focuses on four areas, Control Systems, Nanotechnology, Mechanical Design, and Welding.

Mechanical Engineering
Study Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Montana Tech

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Encompasses five disciplines in minerals, metals and materials processing and manufacturing

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Study Mining Engineering at Montana Tech

Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering

Design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines around the world with a degree in Mining Engineering.

Mining Engineering
Study Petroleum Engineering at Montana Tech

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Develop an in-depth understanding of natural resource recovery, the economics of the industry, and respect for the environment.

Petroleum Engineering
Study Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene (SHIH) at Montana Tech

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene (SHIH)

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene (SHIH)

High quality, accessible, science and technology curricula preparing students for successful safety and health careers

Safety Health & Industrial Hygiene
Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Create challenging and cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

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Montana Tech's school of Mines and Engineering
What is engineering?

Undergraduate Research

With the state of Montana as your laboratory, you'll have ample opportunities to pursue research in a topic you're passionate about. Our undergraduate research projects (URPs) are supported by grants from industry, the National Science Foundation, and the University. And students with approved URPs earn a stipend, too!

Scholarships

Many scholarships are solely for engineering students. You may be eligible to save up to thousands of dollars each year in tuition costs.

Graduate School

If you've already earned your baccalaureate degree and are seeking entry to graduate school, start at Montana Tech.

Spotlight: You Won't Believe What Our students are Doing...

Berkeley Pit Boat

Berkeley Pit Boat

The Berkeley Pit boat,  is a grant project being run by Dr. Bryce Hill. The goal of this project was to develop a remotely controlled way to sample the pits water after it was deemed too dangerous to do manually. The boat is able to sample up to a depth of 600 feet and is controlled by an on-board computer or by radio controls and on-board cameras.
NRRC Building

Natural Resource Research Center (NRRC) Building

The NRRC has teaching labs for General Engineering (Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials) as well as Mechanical Engineering energy conversion lab. There is also a lab for Nanotechnology, OSH, Petroleum Engineering and space for two new labs.

Lunar Robotics Project

The NASA Robotic Mining Competition has schools from across the nation compete to build the best rover to mine rigolith, the material that covers mars's surface. If you want more information on this club, you can contact Dr. Bryce Hill.

PDCI Damping Control Project

In the Western North American electric power grid, the limiting factor in reliably transmitting energy across long-distance power lines is maintaining stability of the grid. Unstable grids can result cascading outages (or even blackouts). One mechanism of grid instability involves large uncontrolled power oscillations cascading throughout the system. Engineers term these electromechanical oscillations. In 2012, Montana Tech Electrical Engineering Professor Dr. Dan Trudnowski, working with several research partners, advanced a concept for mitigating these oscillations through automated damping control of a large DC transmission line in the Western North American power grid. This is one of Montana Tech's many research projects.

 

The mission of the School of Mines and Engineering is to

  • provide a quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates to practice their discipline at the professional level and to be leaders within their chosen field;
  • provide a quality graduate education that enables graduates to solve advanced problems within their discipline;
  • create and disseminate new knowledge that solves problems for the betterment of the world, the nation, and the state of Montana.

Our primary foci are the

  • safe and reliable development and use of natural resources;
  • safe and reliable development and delivery of energy;
  • development of new materials and material applications.

Our disciplines include a wide array of engineering programs.