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Mining Engineering

administrative contact

John Herbst
phone: 304-293-3831
fax: 304-293-5708

program contact

John Herbst
phone: 304-293-3831
fax: 304-293-5708

Program Details

Program Description

The mining engineering program at West Virginia University began in 1868 when the first mine surveying course was offered. Our state-of-the-art laboratories include rock mechanics and ground control, mine ventilation, mine equipment, mine design, health and safety, longwall, coal preparation, and mineral processing.

Career Profile

The goal of the bachelor's degree program in mining engineering at WVU is to graduate mining professionals who can solve the problems of the mining industry and/or pursue graduate study.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The mining engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,