Are you interested in the Mining Industry and want to work around the world?
Design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines around the world with a degree in Mining Engineering. Pursue a career in the field of Mining Engineering and be prepared to meet the vigorous demands of environmentally responsible natural resource development throughout the world. Receive a comprehensive engineering background with specialized training in the mechanics of geologic materials, blasting, materials handling, mine valuation, ventilation, environmental considerations, and the design and operation of surface and underground mines.
Mining engineers design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines in an environmentally responsible manner. A mining engineer must be proficient in the permitting, planning, development, operation, reclamation and closure of mines and be able to apply, in the field, the technical skills required.
Master of Science candidates in Mining Engineering may choose to study in the areas of mechanics of geologic materials, blasting, materials handling, mine valuation, ventilation, geostatistics, mine design, mine safety, and environmental management and design of mines.
Field of Study
Mining engineers design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines in an environmentally responsible manner. A mining engineer must be proficient in the permitting, planning, development, operation, reclamation and closure of mines and be able to apply, in the field, the technical skills required. Master of Science candidates in Mining Engineering may choose to study in the areas of mechanics of geologic materials, blasting, materials handling, mine valuation, ventilation, geostatistics, mine design, mine safety, and environmental management and design of mines.
Thesis, Publishable Paper and Non-Thesis options are offered. A program of courses is established in consultation between the student and the graduate committee chairman with the aid and advice of committee members. The graduate committee chairman will be assigned on the basis of the thesis chosen or the program outlined. Deficiency courses may be taken concurrently with the graduate program courses defined if they do not exceed more than 15 credit hours of deficiencies.
Seminar Requirements: T.C. 5150 - Graduate Writing Seminar or equivalent, MIN 5940 - Mining Engineering Seminar (need to take twice)
The final examination for the thesis-option students will consist of an oral presentation and defense of the thesis. Questions may be asked on any topic related to the thesis or course work taken as part of the graduate program. The presentation will be open to all interested parties, but the defense of the thesis will be open only to the graduate committee. The final examination for the non-thesis-option students will consist of a written and/or an oral examination. The committee chairman will administer a written examination formulated by the committee. The oral examination will draw questions from the written examination plus any of the course work that is part of the graduate program.
Montana Tech’s graduate degree and certificate programs assist students in achieving the following accomplishments within a few years of graduation:
Professional advancement in their careers. This objective includes “retooling” for a new profession and becoming established in that profession;
Recognition by their employers as bringing, applying, and integrating valuable, advanced, state-of-the-art knowledge, skills, and understanding that contributes significantly to the organization;
Success in keeping up-to-date professionally, thereby contributing to meeting the changing needs of society in the field and for the organization.
Graduate Programs at Montana Tech assist students to acquire and master deep knowledge and advanced professional skills in degree fields aligned with Montana Tech’s mission. Graduate programs may either formulate and document their own program-specific student outcomes, subject to review and endorsement by the Graduate Council or adopt a subset of the Graduate School’s student outcomes.
Master’s degree programs and certificate programs must address at least four of the outcomes, while doctoral programs must address all five. Students completing graduate degrees and certificates at Montana Tech will:
Acquire up-to-date, advanced knowledge, skills, and understanding in the degree area, as needed to meet the changing needs of society;
Blend theory with practice to integrate, problem solve, and apply advanced knowledge, skills and understanding in the degree area;
Develop skills in communicating technical and complex material orally, in writing, and using various media for a broad range of audiences;
Demonstrate leadership skills and ethical principles applicable to the discipline and profession. Where applicable, this outcome includes the ability to enable the responsible and sustainable development and use of natural resources, including the protection and/or restoration of the environment;
Make a significant and original contribution to advance knowledge in the discipline, the tools of discovery, or a major application.
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Please use these tables to see the approximate tuition and mandatory fees costs for programs in the Graduate School.
Full-Time (12 or more credits)
Approximately $350/credit hour
Approximately $1,110/credit hour