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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University


The Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BS) program help students become a professional capable of designing and managing a modern coal or mineral mining operation, or continuing into research, banking, law, or consulting. The Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Mining Engineering:

    Geology for Engineers
    Engineering Mechanics
    Engineering Modelling
    Mining Engineering
    Environmental Engineering & Sustainability
    Water Engineering
    Strength of Materials
    Economic & Mine Geology
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Structural Engineering Design
    Resource Estimation & Project Evaluation
    Mining Geomechanics
    Mining Systems
    Mine Planning
    Mine Ventilation
    Rock Breakage
    Mine Geotechnical Engineering
    Mining Research Project
    Mine Design & Feasibility
    Mine Management

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)


Research Project in Mining Engineering:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Mining Engineering graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Mining Engineering

Job Description Bachelors in Mining Engineering

Mining engineers plan mining operations and design underground and surface mines. They also design mining equipment and supervise technicians and workers who use it. Most mining engineers work for firms in the coal and metal industries. Some specialize in just one of these industries. Engineers can work for companies that make mining equipment. Others work for government agencies that regulate the mining industry.

Education and Training Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree is required to be a mining engineer. Some employers hire engineers with a degree in mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering. A master's or doctoral degree is usually necessary for those interested in doing research or teaching at the college level.

Professional Associations

  • The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
  • National Mining Association (NMA)
  • Minerals Metals & Materials Society (MMMS)
  • Mining Association of India (MAI)

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