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Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering Virginia Tech



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Mining engineering is a field where aspects of geosciences are combined with engineering and management for the development and recovery of the world’s mineral resources. Areas of study include mineral exploration, evaluation, development, extraction, mineral processing, and environmental management. The program provides a general background in all aspects of the mining industry. Graduates find employment in the mining of construction aggregates, coal, copper, gold, phosphate, mineral sands, and many other commodities.

The mining engineering curriculum utilizes the basic and engineering sciences to develop the various areas of activity of the mining engineer: mineral exploration, evaluation, development, extraction, mineral processing, conservation, protection of the environment, and mineral economics. Course work in these areas provides a unique background for engineering and management positions in industry and government, as well as for continuation of specialized graduate studies. Intrinsic to the curriculum is the development of a meaningful, major engineering design experience that builds upon the fundamental concepts of mathematics, basic sciences, the humanities and social sciences, engineering topics, and communication skills. This design experience is stressed within the major and grows with the development and progression of the student. Ethical, social, safety, economic, and environmental considerations are emphasized in the design experience throughout many courses, including the capstone senior design course. Finally, the major engineering design experience is a focal point of the mining engineering curriculum and is consistent with the objectives and goals of the program.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering.

Full Time (Minimum of 131 credits)

Tuition fees

$32,458.00 (22,53,572) per year

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Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must complete: 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II), 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics), additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended). Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no subscore below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16, Computer-based test: at least 233, Paper-based test: at least 550.

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