School of mines

School of mines

A school of mines (or mining school) is a term used for many engineering schools established in the 18th and 19th centuries that originally focused on mining engineering and applied science. Most no longer primarily teach mining-related subjects, although some have retained the name.


* The Colorado School of Mines in Colorado, United States
* The Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, Australia
* The Bendigo School of Mines in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
* The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering [] in Vancouver, Canada
* The Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad, India
* The Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall, United Kingdom
* The Royal School of Mines in London, United Kingdom

Universities offering degrees in mining engineering

North America

United States (ABET-accredited Mining Engineering)

* University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Engineering and Mines, Fairbanks, Alaska
* University of Arizona, Department of Mining & Geological Engineering [] , Tucson
* Colorado School of Mines, Mining Engineering [] , Golden, CO
* University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
* Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly The Missouri School of Mines), Rolla, Missouri
* Montana Tech of The University of Montana (formerly Montana School of Mines), Butte, MT
* University of Nevada, Reno (formerly The Mackay School of Mines [] ) Reno, Nevada
* New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico
* Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
* Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
* University of Utah, Department of Mining Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
* West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV
* South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

United States (non ABET-accredited or other programs)

* Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, offers a graduate program (MS and PhD) in Mining Engineering
* South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, offers a degree in [ Mining Engineering and Management] .


* Lassonde Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto [] , Toronto, Ontario
* McGill University, Montreal
* Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering [] , The University of British Columbia, Vancouver and Kelowna
* Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
* Mining Engineering [] , Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
* University of Alberta, School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering [] ,Edmonton, Alberta
* Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


* Imperial College London
* University of Glamorgan (formerly the Welsh School of Mines), Pontypridd, Glamorgan UK
* Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, United Kingdom
* Ecole des Mines, Paris
* École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France
* Groupe des écoles des mines, seven engineering schools in France
* Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany, the oldest Academy of Mining in the world, founded in 1765
* Faculty of Mining and Geology [ ] , University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
* Faculty of Mining and Geology, Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland
* Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland
* Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal
* Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
* Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Oviedo, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
* Helsinki University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland
* Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Natural Resources, Leuven, Belgium
* Faculty of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy [] , National Technical University of Athens , Greece
* Moscow State Mining University, Russia
*Saint Petersburg Mining Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia


* University of Pretoria; Pretoria, South Africa
* University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg, South Africa
* University of Dar-es-salaam [] , Tanzania
* The Mohammadia School of Engineering [] , Department of Mineral Engineering, Rabat, Morocco

outh America

* Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
* Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Department of Mining Engineering, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
* Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto [] (formerly Escola de Minas de Ouro Preto] , Minas Gerais, Brazil.
* Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais [] , Faculdade de Engenharia, João Monlevade, Brazil
* University Federal of Pernambuco ( UFPE ), Department of Mining Engineering [] Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
* Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Department of Mining Engineering, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería en Minas, Santiago, Chile
* Centro de Minería, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile
* Faculty of Mines, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Medellín [] . Founded in 1887 by Pedro Nel Ospina.
* University of Chile, Mining Engineering Department [] , Santiago, Chile


* Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad, India
* IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
* NIT Karnataka [] , Surathkal, India
* NIT Rourkela, Orissa, India
* Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology(NIT Nagpur), Maharashtra, India
* NIT Raipur, Chattisgarh, India
* Banaras Hindu University, Department of Mining Engineering, Varanasi, India
* Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah, India
* Guindy Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai, India
* Kothagudem School of Mines, Kothagudem, India
* University of Tehran, Department of Mining Engineering, Tehran, Iran
* International University of Imam Khomeini [] , Qazvin, Iran


* School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering [] , University of Adelaide, South Australia
* University of Wollongong, New South Wales
* School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney
* School of Mining Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane
* School of Science and Engineering, University of Ballarat, Victoria
* Western Australian School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

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