1. Program Approval
Each student’s program must be approved by the faculty advisor, the advisory committee, and the DGS. the program embodies the student’s educational goals and should be a thoughtful and coherent list of courses with an identifiable theme.
A student may not be able to begin immediately a full graduate program leading to the degree; it may be necessary to satisfy prerequisites omitted in undergraduate curricula. deficiencies are determined by the faculty advisor and the DGS. All master’s candidates will be held responsible for the following undergraduate courses: MNG 463, MNG464 plus at least two from: MNG 301, MNG 341, MNG 431, MNG 490G and MNG 551.
3. Requirements by Numbering
No 800- or 900-level courses, or the courses offered by the Mining Engineering Department that are numbered below 500 level may be credited toward the master’s degree.
A candidate for the master’s degree may credit toward degree requirements any 500-, 600- or 700-level courses; also, non-mining courses at the 400-level with the G-suffix may be counted toward the minor.
In addition, the following limitations apply:
- For the 24-hour/thesis option, a maximum of 12 hours of 400G- and 500-level courses and a minimum of 12 hours of 600- and 700-level courses. Courses that do not meet on a regular basis, such as 780 or 790, shall be used sparingly and only with permission from the advisory committee. In no event will their use exceed eight (8) credits (one-third of 24.)
- For the 30-hour/report option, a maximum of fifteen (15) hours of 400G- and 500-level courses and a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of 600- and 700-level courses. Courses that do not meet on a regular basis, such as 780 and 790, shall be used sparingly and only with the permission from the advisory committee. In no event will their use exceed ten (10) credits (one third of 30.)
4. Requirements by Major Area
Every candidate for a Master of Science degree will present a major of at least two-thirds of the total coursework. Ordinarily, the major is made up of courses with an MNG designation. Substitutions may be made by the Graduate council for legitimate requests recommended by the DGS. Candidates for the Master of Mining Engineering degree will take fifteen (15) credits in a core curriculum selected from the following courses:
- The following:
- MNG 634, Advanced Mine Engineering
- Three of the following five:
- MNG 563, Simulation of Mine Production Systems
- MNG 581, Geostatistics or MNG 681, Geostatistics II
- MNG 632, Mine Plant Machinery II
- MNG 637, Rock Slope Stability and Design
- One of the following two:
- MNG 575, Coal Preparation Design
- MNG 641, Advanced Mine Ventilation
The master’s degrees will be awarded only if candidates have attained grade point averages of at least 3.0 on work taken as graduate students and all work carrying graduate credits.
6. Transfer from Other Degree Programs
Students currently enrolled in other degree programs at the University may be transferred to the M.S.Min.E. or M.Min.E. programs with the approval of the DGS. All rules and procedures contained in this handbook shall be applied to such students.