The Department of Mining Engineering was established in 1954 as part of the then Maclagan Engineering College and has the distinction of being the first in the country to offer a formal degree course in Mining Engineering. Since its inception, the Department of Mining Engineering has produced highly skilled engineers who have contributed towards the economy of the country. The Department of Mining Engineering has an enrollment of about 40 students per year, pursuing undergraduate studies in Mining Engineering. The department is continuing its postgraduate program since 1976 and offers courses for the degrees leading to M.Sc. and PhD in Mining Engineering. The department has initiated a new M.Sc. program titled “Tunneling and Underground Space Construction Engineering”. The program has been approved by the university bodies and is currently under review by HEC. Current enrollment for M.Sc. Mining Engineering program is about 20.
The Mining Engineering Department has a vision to be among the top-ranked global mining engineering programs and a school of choice for the mining engineering education, through innovative research, modern curriculum, and qualified faculty. The department envisions to produce the graduates for the global mining engineering industry who are technically competent, are skilled with modern tools, possess the necessary leadership and team skills, and are environmentally sensitive.
The mission of the Mining Engineering Department is to continue to improve and maintain quality graduate program, that is well supported by a modern and up-to-date curriculum and labs, and qualified faculty, and to produce technically competent and disciplined mining engineers who possess the required leadership and team skills and can compete in the global job market.
The mining engineering graduates will be able to: