Mining Engineering B.S.

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Minimum Requirements for Mining Engineering B.S.: 124 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.36-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete the following:
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Calculus I
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.16
As part of the B.S. requirements, complete the following:
Library Information and Research
Calculus II
General Physics I
General Physics II
Mining Engineering Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ES F208Mechanics4
ES F307Elements of Electrical Engineering3
ES F331Mechanics of Materials3
ES F341Fluid Mechanics4
ES F346Introduction to Thermodynamics3
GE F261General Geology for Engineers3
GEOS F262Rocks and Minerals3-4
or GEOS F213 Mineralogy
GEOS F332Ore Deposits and Structure3-4
or GEOS F214 Petrology and Petrography
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F302Differential Equations3
MIN F110Elements of Mine Safety, Operations and Development2
MIN F202Surveying and CAD for Engineers2
MIN F302Underground Mine Environmental Engineering3
MIN F303Ore Handling and Industrial Explosives3
MIN F313Introduction to Mineral Preparation3
MIN F370Rock Mechanics3
MIN F390Geostatistics and Mineral Economics3
MIN F407Mine Reclamation and Environmental Management2
MIN F409Operations Research and Computer Applications in Mineral Industry2
MIN F444Accidents, Emergency and Safety Management in Mines2
MIN F454Underground Mining Methods2
MIN F482Computer-aided Mine Design:VULCAN3
MIN F484Surface Mining Methods1
MIN F485Mining Engineering Exit Interview0
MIN F489Mining Design Project I 11
MIN F490Mining Design Project II 12
MIN F491Automation and Control2
Recommended Technical Electives
Complete 3 credits from the following: 23
Arctic Engineering (or AE A403 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 Credits124-130

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 approved technical electives for the mining engineering program and other program course listings. All elective courses must be approved by the student's faculty advisor. 

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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
CHEM F105X74CHEM F106X74
MATH F251X64COM F121X, F131X, or F141X13
MIN F110202GE F261203
WRTG F111X13MATH F252X164
General Education Requirement - Arts3General Education Requirement - Humanities3
 16 17
Second Year
GEOS F213 or F262203-4ES F208204
MATH F253X204GEOS F214 or F332203-4
MIN F202202PHYS F212X174
MIN F39020,253General Education Requirement - Social Sciences3
PHYS F211X174Complete one of the following:13
 16-17 17-18
Third Year
ES F307203ES F34620,253
ES F33120,253MATH F30220,253
ES F34120,254MIN F30220,253
MIN F40720,252MIN F30320,253
MIN F48220,253MIN F37020,253
 MIN F48420,251
 15 16
Fourth Year
LS F101X151MIN F40920,252
MIN F31320,253MIN F44420,252
MIN F45420,252MIN F4850
MIN F48920,251MIN F49020,252
General Education Requirement - Social Sciences3MIN F49120,252
Degree Requirement - Alaska Native-themed3Degree Requirement - Ethics3
 Program Elective3
 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination0
 13 14
Total Credits 124-126

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Apply their engineering skills and knowledge, with consideration to health, safety and the environment
  • Pursue careers in mineral related industries
  • Be active among the local and professional mining community
  • Seek professional advancement of mining engineering technology and practices