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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mining Engineering Virginia Tech

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The graduate program in Mining & Minerals Engineering offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree that are designed to prepare graduate students for high-level professional careers in academic institutions, government agencies, and private/public companies. Graduate study can be pursued in several areas of specialization including rock mechanics and ground control, mine systems engineering and analysis, health and safety, mineral processing, applied surface/colloid chemistry, conservation and the environment, mining ventilation, automation and control, carbon capture and sequestration, reservoir engineering, and gas/shale gas engineering. One or more of the topics may be emphasized within the department at a given time based on the ongoing research activity of the full-time faculty assigned to the department.

Graduate students accepted into the program play a crucial role in the sponsored research and instructional activities of the department and are generally provided financial support through sponsored grants, teaching assistantships or graduate fellowships. A major goal of the department is to afford each graduate student with the opportunity to participate in creative and challenging research projects that lead to scholarly publications in premier international journals and conference proceedings. Graduate students are also expected to participate in the instructional mission of the department as teaching assistants, laboratory aids and R&D mentors. The graduate program also recognizes the specific needs of industry professionals with a program that strives to upgrade technological skills of practicing engineers, encourage the pursuit of doctoral-level work, and provide an opportunity for advanced education and career reorientation.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Successful PhD students must complete 90 hours of university credit of which a minimum of 30 hours involve coursework and a maximum of 60 hours involve research. Students must also prepare and defend a written Dissertation of their research findings during a Final Examination before an Examining Committee. PhD candidates must pass a Qualifying Examination prior to the end of their first year of residency and must also pass a Preliminary Examination at least six months prior to taking the Final Examination.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mining Engineering.

Full Time (90 hours of university credit of which a minimum of 30 hours involve coursework and a maximum of 60 hours involve research)

Tuition fees

$26,825.00 (18,62,470) per year

USD $13,412.50 for 9 or more credit hours

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

09-Jul-19, 26-Aug-19

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

The graduate program in Mining & Minerals Engineering offers Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees that are designed to prepare graduate students for high-level professional careers in academic institutions, government agencies, and private/public companies. Graduate study can be pursued in several areas of specialization including rock mechanics and ground control, mine systems engineering and analysis, health and safety, mineral processing, applied surface/colloid chemistry, conservation and the environment, mining ventilation, automation and control, carbon capture and sequestration, reservoir engineering, and gas/shale gas engineering. One or more of the topics may be emphasized within the department at a given time based on the ongoing research activity of the full-time faculty assigned to the department.

Graduate students accepted into the program play a crucial role in the sponsored research and instructional activities of the department and are generally provided financial support through sponsored grants, teaching assistantships or graduate fellowships. A major goal of the department is to afford each graduate student with the opportunity to participate in creative and challenging research projects that lead to scholarly publications in premier international journals and conference proceedings. Graduate students are also expected to participate in the instructional mission of the department as teaching assistants, laboratory aids and R&D mentors. The graduate program also recognizes the specific needs of industry professionals with a program that strives to upgrade technological skills of practicing engineers, encourage the pursuit of doctoral-level work, and provide an opportunity for advanced education and career reorientation.

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