Mining engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Graduate certificate
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You’re fascinated by mines and how minerals are extracted from underground, aboveground or on the Earth’s surface. By exploring graduate-level topics in mining engineering, you’ll gain knowledge, analysis and design principles of mine-related systems and mine enterprises. A graduate certificate in mining engineering prepares you for careers in many different stages of mining, such as processing, surveying, excavating or extraction, geology, metallurgy and more.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in mining engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Mining and Explosives Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


Military credit hours


Military estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Construction worker in front of a mine and dump truck, on a radio.

Career prospects

Graduate certificates give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a particular discipline, learn the latest in developing fields, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge within a field of study.

Program structure

This program is 100% online: no campus visits required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one class per semester and finish the program in two years.


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

1 class per semester

Pathway to a master's degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE? Then start in a graduate certificate program. This graduate certificate was designed as a pathway to a mining engineering MS.

The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE. Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. If you are applying to a PhD program, you are still required to submit GRE scores.


Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Kyle Perry

Dr. Perry earned a doctorate in mining engineering from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research interests include: explosion protection, mine blasting effects, dust explosions and ground control.

Kyle Perry, PhD, PE
Associate Professor of Explosives Engineering, Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Guang Xu

Areas of interest: Mine ventilation, health and safety, mining-induced particulate matter (PM) monitor and control, underground fire safety, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), enhanced coalbed methane recovery using microwave technology


Guang Xu, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mining Engineering
Kwame Awuah-Offei

Areas of interest: Sustainability, mine reclamation, modeling, simulation and optimization


Kwame Awuah-Offei, PhD, PE
Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in Mining Engineering, Professor, and Chair of Mining and Explosives Engineering
Lana Alagha

Areas of interest: Mineral processing, surface chemistry, water management, nanotechnology, rare earth metals, liquid membranes, separation science, oil sand processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools

Lana Alagha, PhD
Distance Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Mining and Explosives Engineering