School of Science and Engineering
School of Science and Engineering
The Master of Mining Engineering (MS) program objective is to help students further widen their knowledge as it applies to the exploration and development of mineral resources and upon the economics of the business of mining. The Master of Mining Engineering (MS) 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 Master of Mining Engineering (MS) 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)
Mine FeasibilityMaster of Mining Engineering
Automation and Robotics
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Mining and Surface Environment
World Mineral Economics
Economics of the Base Metals
Heat Mass Transport
Earth Systems Science
Evolution of Structures in Deformed Rock
Geomorphology and Glacial Geology
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Mining Engineering graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the environment in and around which the minerals are located. Modern mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage or to the environment as a result of that production and processing.
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