Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering
The undergraduate program is the only accredited Mining Engineering program offered in Illinois. The undergraduate curriculum is very strong in the fundamentals of science and engineering and emphasizes coal mining and the aggregates industry. The undergraduate and graduate programs, because of a strong departmental research emphasis, have special strengths in rock mechanics and ground control, coal processing, surface coal mining, environmental problems related to mining and processing, and systems analysis with recent increasing emphasis on the management of coal combustion by-products.
The program offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mining Engineering. A Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science is offered at the college level.
The bachelor of science degree program in mining engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).