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Mining Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

48 months
Duration
15400 USD/year
15400 USD/year
11020 USD/year
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About

The Mining Engineering program offered by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology offers a hands-on experience with industry-grade equipment, management training, and the opportunity to survey a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. 

Overview

Graduates of the Mining Engineering program offered by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology launch their careers at Kiewit, BHP Billiton, Newmont Mining, Freeport McMoRan, Cargill, Joy Global, Lafarge, Cloud Peak, and more.

What does a mining engineer do?

Mining engineers identify the location of valuable and accessible material deposits and devise processes for extracting them safely from the earth for use in manufacturing and utilities. Mining engineers strive to extract the minerals for the least cost and the lowest environmental impact, and often specialize in one type of mineral or metal. Specific duties of a mining engineer might include:

  • Design mines, both underground and open-pit
  • Supervise construction of mines, tunnels and shafts
  • Design transportation plans to move minerals to processing plants
  • Write technical reports for miners, fellow engineers and mine managers
  • Assess the effectiveness of a mining operation
  • Solve problems relating to pollution, sustainability and la

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Chemistry
  • Composition
  • Physical Education
  • Intro to Mining

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). 
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 590 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials
  • Financial information documenting ability to pay. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11020 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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