Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Undergraduate Mining Certificate

The certificate will provide students with:

  • Basic knowledge of mining industry
  • Appreciation of mining’s important health, safety, and environmental issues
  • Understanding of the key engineering tools and concepts needed to solve these complex issues
  • Recognition of the need for a commitment to high standards, a disciplined process, and professionalism. 

Undergraduate Mining Courses

All undergraduate certificate students are required to complete three courses from the list below as well as two department specific courses to receive an undergraduate Mining Engineering Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.

ENGR 1631: Introduction to Mining Engineering
ENGR 1632: Sustainable Development and the Mineral Industry
ENGR 1633: Mineral Industry Risk Management
ENGR 1634: Environmental Controls in Mining
ENGR 1635: Mine Ventilation Engineering
ENGR 1637: Strata Control Engineering
ENGR 1638: Mining Health and Safety
ENGR 1639: Mine Evaluation and Management

Department-Specific Courses for Undergraduates

All undergraduate students must also select at least two department specific courses from their major program: 

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
CHE 0200: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CHE 0300: Transport Phenomena
PETE 1160: Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
PETE 1202: Petroleum Drilling and Production

Bioengineering

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
BIOENG 1061: Human Factors Engineering
BIOENG 1351: Computer Applications in Bioengineering
BIOENG 1380: Medical Imaging Systems I
BIOENG 1810: Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

Civil and Environmental Engineering

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
CEE 1210: Engineering and Sustainable Development
CEE 1811: Principles of Soil Mechanics
CEE 1821: Foundation Engineering
CEE 2800: Engineering Geology
CEE 2801: Advanced Soil Mechanics
CEE 2802: Geotechnical Analysis
CEE 2814: Slope and Earth Retaining Structures
CEE 2201: Construction Cost Estimating
CEE 2201: Construction Scheduling
CEE 2205: Construction Finance and Cost Control
CEE 2206: Construction and Cost of Electrical Systems
CEE 2207: Construction and Cost of Mechanical Systems

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
ECE 1700: Cost & Construction of Electricity Supply
ECE 1771: Electric Machines
ECE 1673: Linear Control Systems
ECE 1769: Power Systems Analysis I

Industrial Engineering

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
IE 1054: Productivity Analysis
IE 1061: Human Factors Engineering
IE 1071: Probability and Statistics for Engineers 2

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

ENGR 1500: Engineering Ethical Dilemmas When Balancing Cost, Risk, Schedule
MEMS 1029: Mechanical Design 2
MEMS 1030: Material Selection
MEMS 1052: Heat and Mass Transfer
MEMS 1070: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MEMS 1071: Applied Fluid Mechanics

Department of Geology and Planetary Sciences 

GEOL 1003: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
GEOL 1020: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 1100: Structural Geology
GEOL 1445: Introduction to GIS, GPS and Computer Methods for Earth Sciences