B.S., Mining Engineering

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 132 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II4
LS F101XLibrary Information and Research1
MATH F251XCalculus I4
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
MATH F252XCalculus II4
PHYS F211XGeneral Physics I4
PHYS F212XGeneral Physics II4
Program Requirements
ES F208Mechanics4
ES F307Elements of Electrical Engineering3
ES F331Mechanics of Materials3
ES F341Fluid Mechanics4
ES F346Basic Thermodynamics3
GE F261General Geology for Engineers3
GEOS F262Rocks and Minerals3
GEOS F332Ore Deposits and Structure3
MIN F103Introduction to Mining Engineering1
MIN F104Mining Safety and Operations Laboratory1
MIN F202Mine Surveying3
MIN F225Quantitative Methods in Mining Engineering2
MIN F226Mine Development2
MIN F301Mine Plant Design3
MIN F302Underground Mine Environmental Engineering3
MIN F313Introduction to Mineral Preparation3
MIN F370Rock Mechanics3
MIN F407Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management3
MIN F408Mineral Valuation and Economics3
MIN F409Operations Research and Computer Applications in Mineral Industry3
MIN F443Principles and Applications of Industrial Explosives3
MIN F454Underground Mining Methods3
MIN F482Computer-Aided Mine Design--VULCAN3
MIN F484Surface Mining Methods2
MIN F489Mining Design Project I 11
MIN F490Mining Design Project II 12
MIN F485Mining Engineering Exit Interview0
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F302Differential Equations3
Recommended Technical Electives
Select 3 credits from the following: 23
Arctic Engineering
Slope Stability
Mine Site Field Trips
Coal Preparation
Approved technical electives
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination
Complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination administered by the State of Alaska.
Total Credits105

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.


Students must plan their elective courses in consultation with their mining engineering faculty advisor. Technical electives are selected from the list of the approved technical electives for mining engineering program and other programs course listing. All elective courses must be approved by the department head.