The Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has kept its curriculum in Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BS EM) abreast with worldwide developments while maintaining focus on the needs of the country since the institution of the BS EM Program in 1916. The four-year course emphasizing the importance of engineering in the mining industry (thus the term Engineering for the Mines) was initially created under the Department of Civil Engineering but grew off as a separate Department in 1934.  It evolved into a five-year program in 1954 when Metallurgical Engineering was introduced. The last significant revision in its curriculum was in 1984. The core courses of the existing curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BS EM) program has not been changed since 1986. With the current trends and technological advances, the program should aim to realign its goals towards addressing the needs of the mining community. This proposal aims to rejuvenate the 30-year old curriculum through the revision of all courses and addition of more courses.

Program Education Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEOs) of the Mining Engineering program of DMMME are to graduate professional mining engineers who will:

  • Serve as leaders in their field of practice in the businesses, industries and other sectors related to mining engineering as demonstrated through their career advancement in their chosen line of work;
  • Contribute actively to the mining professional society and other institutions needing their services, thus being effective instruments in helping the nation achieve progress;
  • Engage in continuous education opportunities through research and advanced studies in mining engineering or allied fields to elevate their professional stature;
  • Demonstrate a set of good values and work ethics in the practice of their profession.

Student Outcomes
By the time of graduation, the students of the program shall be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science in the field of mining engineering,
  2. Design experiments including data analysis,
  3. Design a mining system, component, or process to meet desired needs within identified constraints,
  4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams,
  5. Solve engineering problems in the field of mining engineering,
  6. Use modern engineering tools, skills, and techniques necessary for engineering practice,
  7. Understand the effects of engineering solutions in a comprehensive context,
  8. Apply engineering management principles as a member or as a leader in a team, in multidisciplinary environments,
  9. Keep abreast with the current developments in the specific field of practice,
  10. Analyze contemporary issues related to the mining engineering field,
  11. Communicate technical and non-technical information effectively,
  12. Recognize professional, social and ethical responsibility,
  13. Practice responsible mining in the context of the preservation of the environment, historical, and cultural heritage.

Courses Offered

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