Accreditation and Assessment

The bachelor of science program in mining engineering is accredited by the:
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mining Engineering Program:  Educational Objectives (PLOs) and Student Learning Outcomes


Objective 1: 

Graduates from the Mining Engineering Program will have the analytical and technical abilities necessary to work effectively in the field of mining engineering and will be informed of recent technical advances in the field.

Outcomes from Objective 1:

  1. Graduates will have the ability to utilize advanced mathematics, general scientific principles, and computer applications for solving practical engineering problems.
  2. Graduates will have the ability to analyze and design systems, components, or processes relevant to the mining engineering field.
  3. Graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  4. Graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments and/or field investigations; and analyze and interpret data in their field of specialty.
  5. Graduates will have the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  6. Graduates will have the ability to present technical information clearly in both oral and written formats.
  7. Graduates will have the ability to use modern engineering tools, software, and instrumentation through hands-on experience relevant to the field of mining engineering.

Objective 2:

Graduates from the Mining Engineering Program will be cognizant of societal issues and their role as future professional engineers working for the general benefit of society.

Outcomes from Objective 2:

  1. Graduates will have an awareness of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  2. Graduates will have an awareness of contemporary issues and their relationship to mining engineering.
  3. Graduates will have an awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  4. Graduates will have the ability to engage in life-long learning in their field.