Undergraduate Education

Whether you seek rough-and-tumble outdoor environments or strategic corporate decision-making, as a mining engineer your expertise will be demanded across the globe.

Students have trekked from upstate New York to underground Missouri to South America, South Africa, Australia, and beyond interning for the leading names in industry – all before graduation.

In fact, those very companies from all sectors nationwide not only offer paid competitive internships, they shape our curriculum on an advisory board that ensures a South Dakota Mines education keeps pace with industry demands. That competitive edge led to 100% placement for last year’s graduates at employers like Kiewit, Barrick Gold, Freeport-McMoRan.

Is This Program Right for You?

If you’re equipped with strong problem-solving skills, a knack for the mechanical, and a drive to discover the inner-workings of everyday things, mining engineering may be right for you.

Those who seek us have a thirst for adventure, a love of the outdoors, and aren’t afraid to lead, equipped with a mix of ingenuity, technical training, and management expertise woven into their studies from the moment they walk through the door.

We also offer an Accelerated Masters Program that can help you achieve both your BS and MS degrees in as little as five years.

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