Mining Engineering Accreditation, ABET

Mining Engineering Accreditation

The bachelor of science in Mining Engineering is the founding program of Montana Tech and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Mining Engineering graduates are:

  1. Equipped to enter the global mining industry with a broad education that covers all sectors of the industry employing current technology and applications.
  2. Encouraged to focus their education on any combination of surface or underground mining of metal, non-metal, coal, aggregates, or other industrial minerals.
  3. Build on their undergraduate / graduate education through personal career development through continuing education, advanced degree graduation (both engineering and management focused), professional registration (P.E. or P.Eng.), or other advanced recognition (e.g. as a qualified person).

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Mining Engineering program believes that the quality of our academic program is ultimately defined by the long-term success of our graduates. Program objectives and the curriculum are assessed regularly on the basis of input from students, alumni, faculty, and industry practitioners.

The Mining Engineering department prepares students for future success by reinforcing that Mining Engineers:

  • Must exhibit a positive safety culture, respect for the environment, and be actively involved in the community.
  • Should demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in all stages of their careers.
  • Identify and solve problems utilizing first-principle engineering and economic fundamentals.
  • Develop a skill set that incorporates current technological advances, computerized methods, and industry practices.
  • Can function in multidisciplinary teams and demonstrate the ability to learn and react to changing situations.
  • Communicate with people of various backgrounds to accomplish a common goal.

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