An "Option" within the College of Engineering is a prescribed set of courses that provides a concentration of specialized training in one particular field of study in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) program. Options are approved at the College level but are unique to Departments within the College, consisting of at least 15 credit units, none of which are core courses taken by all students within the Department.

The Mining Option offers students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.) Mechanical Engineering program the opportunity to take six courses, plus complete a mandatory twelve-month internship in a focus relevant to the mining industry.

Requirements (18 credit units)

Required Courses (9 credit units)

  • EPIP 401.0
  • EPIP 402.0
  • EPIP 403.0
  • GEOE 377.3 (replaces one of the Technical Electives in Year 4)
  • GEOL 121.3 (replaces the Science Elective in Year 1)
  • ME 490.3 (replaces one of the Design Electives in Year 4)

Elective Courses (9 credit units)

3 credit units from Elective Pool A (replaces the Science Elective in Year 3)

  • GEOL 224.3
  • GEOL 245.3
  • GEOL 258.3

3 credit units from Elective Pool B (replaces the other Technical Elective in Year 4)

  • CHE 453.3
  • GEOE 315.3
  • GEOE 380.3

3 credit units from Elective Pool C (replaces the other Design Elective in Year 4)

  • ME 491.3
  • ME 492.3
  • ME 493.3
  • ME 497.3