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.
The University of Kentucky Mining Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on ABET visit www.abet.org.
- Alumnus Stan Pigman Receives Honorary Degree of Humane Letters
- UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths From Coal
- Mining Engineering Professors Receive $2.1 Million Award to Advance Autonomous Underground Mining Systems
- Silva Receives Research Grant
- Honaker Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy for Rare Earth Element Recovery Pilot Plant