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.