Department of Mining Engineering


Department of Mining Engineering 

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:

  1. Solve current and emerging problems, through the application of fundamental and core scientific and engineering knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and design practices related to mining engineering profession
  2. Function responsibly and ethically in a variety of professional roles to design and operate mines with an obligation to protect human life, health and welfare, the environment, and stakeholders interests
  3. Utilize professional skills such as effective communication, teamwork, and leadership
  4. Compete globally for job placement and advanced degrees in mineral related fields.
  1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems. 
  2. Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. 
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. 
  4. Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions. 
  5. Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations. 
  6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
  7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development. 
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 
  9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings. 
  10. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. 
  11. Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  12. Life-long Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursuing life-long learning in the broader context.