The Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Accreditation by ABET is an assurance that the program meets the quality standards of the profession for which it prepares graduates.
These standards include objectives and outcomes defined by the faculty with input from the department’s industrial advisory board and from alumni.
Program Educational Objectives
The undergraduate program in Mining Engineering will produce graduates that:
Advance society by utilizing their engineering, science, and computational skills to excel in their careers, including the ability to adapt to a future global minerals industry with new and unforeseen challenges.
Utilize and continue to develop leadership skills including communication and working effectively in teams.
Excel in lifelong learning, including active engagement in professional organizations and the ability to pursue advanced degrees in minerals-related technical fields, as well as fields that support the minerals industry such as environmental science, business, law, and international and indigenous languages and cultures.
Advance responsible mineral resource development and consider the importance of mining engineers engage in developing sustainable practices.
Apply the highest professional and ethical standards to their work, including the effective management of tasks and projects through organization, planning, analysis of risks, scheduling, and the management of resources.
Prepare for and attain licensure as a Professional Engineer, if so desired.
Visit the College of Engineering's ABET page for a full description of degree program objectives and student outcomes.
ABET accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation is the culmination of continuous self-assessment and improvement, and assures that ABET-accredited programs meet the needs of students and their chosen professions while preparing graduates to enter the professional world.
Accreditation criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected worldwide because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.
ABET has 2,200-plus experts from industry, academia and government who provide quality assurance by serving as program evaluators, commissioners, board members and advisors. ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.