The Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, or DMMME, was founded in 1936, initially offering the BS Mining Engineering program. The BS Mettalurgical Engineering program was offered in 1954, and more recently, the BS Materials Engineering program was initiated in 1999. THe DMMME also offers three graduate programs: MS in Mettalurgical Engineering, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (in conjunction with the College of Science). The DMMME has progressed rapidly in recent times. It has acquired several laboratory facilities for instruction, research, and extension services, and is developing outcomes-based education complaint curricula to ensure the educational quality of its programs.