Accreditation - Department of Mining Engineering
The bachelor of science in Mining Engineering is the founding program of Montana Tech and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
Mining Engineering graduates are expected within three-to-five years after graduation to build on their practical undergraduate education to establish the foundation for successful careers in traditional engineering roles, operational leadership, or other roles. Graduates will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of organizational culture and embrace areas of importance such as workplace and public safety and health; innovation and technology adoption; environmental and social sustainability; and diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workforce.
- Prepare to adapt to the changing demands of industry by continuously improving their technical, managerial, and financial skillsets, as appropriate, through self-study, professional development courses, professional society participation, or by seeking continuing education.
- Pursue roles with increasing complexity and responsibility and strive to achieve their personal career goals. These may include, but are not limited to, completing an advanced degree, attaining a significant leadership role within their company or organization, achieving professional registration (P.E. or P.Eng.), or gaining some other level of advanced recognition (e.g. as a qualified person).
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Mining Engineering program believes that the quality of our academic program is ultimately defined by the long-term success of our graduates. Program objectives and the curriculum are assessed regularly on the basis of input from students, alumni, faculty, and industry practitioners.
The Mining Engineering department prepares students for future success by reinforcing that Mining Engineers:
- Must exhibit a positive safety culture, respect for the environment, and be actively involved in the community.
- Should demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in all stages of their careers.
- Identify and solve problems utilizing first-principle engineering and economic fundamentals.
- Develop a skill set that incorporates current technological advances, computerized methods, and industry practices.
- Can function in multidisciplinary teams and demonstrate the ability to learn and react to changing situations.
- Communicate with people of various backgrounds to accomplish a common goal.