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Mining Engineering

What is Mining Engineering?

Design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines around the world with a degree in Mining Engineering. At Montana Tech, mining engineering students receive a well-rounded foundation that begins with learning the mechanics of geological materials, blasting, materials handling, mine valuation, ventilation, and designing/operating of surface and underground mines.

Mining engineering is a versatile field, opening doors to a variety of career options. Students have access to cutting-edge labs and equipment, including an on-campus underground lab. They learn to execute high-tech computer designs to see tangible results. This is one of the few fields of study where working with explosives is encouraged, and students learn to do so with care and expertise. Mining engineers also have an interest and knowledge of environmental stewardship and mine reclamation— the process of restoring land that has been mined.

On-campus Underground Mine Education Center

You'll have plenty of hands-on learning opportunities with the only on-campus underground mine in the country. You will also have access to state-of-the-art and fully equipped laboratories.

Outstanding Location

By earning your mining engineering degree at Montana Tech in Butte, you’ll have easy access to an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Montana Tech is surrounded by six mountain ranges, two national parks, and five rivers, offering you endless opportunities to ski, hike, fish, and just enjoy the beauty of Montana.

Mining Engineering Internships

Gain even more hands-on experience through mining engineering internships locally in Butte or across Montana and the nation.

engaged faculty with experience and expertise
Engaged Faculty with Experience and Expertise
engineering accreditation commission of ABET
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
hands-on learning environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Only On-Campus Underground Mine in the Country
Only On-Campus Underground Mine in the Country

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • Inquisitive - you want to know how things work
  • Hard working and not afraid of a challenge
  • Driven to succeed
  • You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

Graduates of the Montana Tech Mining Engineering program can expect 100% career placement with impressive starting salaries and quick advancement opportunities. Graduates pursue careers in coal mining, hard rock mining, open pit and underground construction management, industrial materials and aggregate. It is a field of study that offers exceptional opportunities that impact the future.

1 of 14 Universities Offering This Degree
1 of 14 Universities Offering This Degree
100% Career Outcome Rate
100% Career Outcome Rate
10:1 Faculty to Student Ration
10:1 Faculty to Student Ratio
$68K Average Starting Salary
$68K Average Starting Salary
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Study mining engineering and have fun too

Make the most of your time at Tech by getting involved in academic and special interest clubs, engaging in student activities and events on campus, and taking on leadership roles through Student Government. Take a break from your studies in mining engineering to fish in pristine mountain streams, ski in the backcountry or at nearby ski hills; enjoy southwest Montana’s hot springs; and hike the Great Divide and other trails.

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Support for your career success

Montana Tech prepares you to be highly sought after for jobs with a mining engineering degree. Montana Tech faculty will encourage you to pursue professional licensure and other certifications to advance your mining engineering career. You’ll also benefit from a highly engaged Career Services team, which will assist you in finding mining engineering internships and jobs in mining engineering.

Degrees and Specializations

Montana Tech offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mining Engineering. Learn more about our Degree Programs »

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Talk to an Advisor

Contact the mining engineering department head assistant Scott Rosenthal.

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To transfer to Montana Tech, you must be a high school graduate and have earned more than 12 college credits.

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Apply Now and Request More Information

We invite you to start your application or request more information about the mining engineering degree at Montana Tech.

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