Mining Engineering

If it can’t be grown, it must be mined and safe, effective and responsible mining relies on intelligent, skillful practitioners who can operate highly sophisticated mining devices.

  • Mining engineering students are equipped to enter prominent industries with significant earning potential.
  • In addition to coal mining, students learn how to mine minerals like silver, gold, zinc, antimony, lead, phosphates and silica, which are key materials used in everyday electronics, fertilizers, steel products and more!
  • Companies come to UK’s campus to recruit students for summer internships and full-time employment; summer employment opportunities pay anywhere from $10,000-$15,000 per summer and employers often cover travel and lodging expenses.
College of Engineering Mining Awards Dinner April 29, 2017 Photo by Joseph Rey Au

Class of 2017



logo-abetThe University of Kentucky Mining Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on ABET visit