Mining Engineering Mission Statement
The Mining Engineering Department at the University of Utah will prepare students for productive, life-long careers in mining and related industries or disciplines. It will provide knowledge useful for producing the region's mineral resources, educate graduates to work in any area of the mining industry, disseminate newly acquired knowledge via publication of original research, provide professional service to the mining industry and public to assist in the environmentally responsible and safe extraction of mineral resources, and inform the public at large about the importance of mining to society.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates will be successful in mining engineering or other professions.
- Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, for example by participation in conferences and symposia and by pursuing advanced degrees and professional licensure.
- Graduates will evidence a willingness to give professional and public service.
- Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of safety and sustainability in all activities, in the workplace and elsewhere, and will evidence that understanding by their personal behavior and their influence on the actions of their employers, their professional societies, and the communities in which they reside.
Early in their professional careers, graduates of the mining engineering program will demonstrate the following:
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies