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Undergraduate Program

The Department of Mining Engineering offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate program on the Lexington, Kentucky campus.

Students receive a thorough, multi-faceted education built upon the foundations of calculus, physics and chemistry, but which later exposes them to:

  • Mineral processing
  • Reclamation engineering
  • Material handling systems
  • Geo-technical engineering
  • Surface mining engineering
  • Explosives
  • Ventilation engineering
  • Surveying
  • Underground mining
  • Exploration
  • Automation and control engineering
  • Fluid mechanics.

The Mining Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.