Mining Engineering & Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Mining Engineering & Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Mining Engineering & Management Professional Master’s

This program is focused on the practical application of technical, financial, management and other linked disciplines that make up the mining industry today. It was developed on the premise that in addition to technical capacity, future mining industry leaders will need to:

  • Identify and mitigate mining-related risks and elect when to make decisions with uncertain and incomplete information.
  • Incorporate best practices and invest in new mining technologies that will bring the highest benefits.
  • Communicate, work and lead teams to solve complex problems requiring many domains of expertise.
  • Build effective reciprocal relationships with local communities.
  • Integrate social, environmental, health, safety, security and life-of-mine considerations into sustainable decisions for the mining industry.

Professional Master’s Requirements

Admission into the MP-MEM program requires an undergraduate degree in some discipline of engineering and at least five years of experience in the mining sector.  The program will build on the student’s existing mining and engineering knowledge and broaden their perspectives regarding current and future mining best practices.  This will better prepare them for career advancement including roles in senior management with critical financial responsibility as well as technical leadership and innovation.

Specific requirements for admission into the program include:

  • A degree in some field of engineering. Admission verification will require one (1) official copy of transcripts from all universities/colleges you have attended to verify your engineering degree.
  • A Statement of purpose letter. This letter introduces you to the Graduate Admissions Review Committee and presents your professional and personal goals and why you believe the Colorado School of Mines is the best place for you to achieve those goals.
  • Verification of mining sector experience. A letter from your current or former employer(s) verifying at least five (5) years of professional employment in the mining sector is required.
  • Letters of recommendation. Three (3) letters of recommendation from sources knowledgeable of your academic and professional capabilities must be submitted directly to Mines through the online application system or by email to grad.credentials@mines.edu.
  • Evidence of mastery of English. Results of a TOEFL (or equivalent) examination is required if English is not your native language. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions page for details.
  • A current resumé. Your resumé should explain the nature, extent and duration of your relevant work experience in the mining sector.

Note that a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission into the MP-MEM program.

The curriculum includes 12 courses and one independent project, encompassing 33 credit hours (CR). Course content is guided by the vision and values of Mines and the Mining Engineering Department. 

The following PM courses are  specifically reserved for students enrolled in the online Professional Masters in Mining Engineering and Management program.

  • MNGN553 Mine Design and Operation Planning 3.0
  • MNGN548 Integrated Information and Mine Systems Management 3.0
  • MNGN547 Geology and Mining 3.0
  • MNGN558 Mineral Processing 3.0
  • MNGN546 Mine Health and Safety 2.0
  • MNGN562 Mining Environmental and Social Responsibility 2.0
  • MNGN563 Water Waste and Mine Closure 3.0
  • MNGN551 Mine Accounting 2.0
  • MNGN554 Mine Finance 2.0
  • MNGN557 Mineral Economics and Policy 2.0
  • MNGN561 Project Management 3.0
  • MNGN555 Mine Investment Evaluation 3.0
  • MNGN5XX Independent Project 2.0

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
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Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

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Mining Engineering Faculty

Brian Asbury

Brian Asbury

Rank - Research Associate

Email - basbury@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3123

Jürgen Brune

Jürgen Brune

Rank - Associate Department Head and Professor of Practice

Email - jbrune@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3704

Robin Bullock

Robin Bullock

Rank - Teaching Associate Professor

Email - rbullock@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3074

Kadri Dagdelen

Kadri Dagdelen

Rank - Professor

Email - kdagdele@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3711

H. Sebnem Duzgun

H. Sebnem Duzgun

Rank - Professor and Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair

Email - duzgun@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2357

Veronica Eliasson

Veronica Eliasson

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - eliasson@mines.edu

M. Stephen Enders

M. Stephen Enders

Rank - Department Head and Professor of Practice

Email - menders@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3700

Linda Figueroa

Linda Figueroa

Rank - Professor

Email - lfiguero@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3491

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