Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Graduate 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. 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For persons with BS in engineering or science:

  • There are no pre-requisites for engineers
  • The pre-requisite for science majors are a BS degree, Phys I, Chem I, and Calc II
  • Select five mining engineering courses from the following list. Most courses are offered both traditionally and through our online learning program
  • A PA Miners’ Certification may also be necessary to work in Pennsylvania. Click here to learn more about this certificate.

Graduate Courses

All graduate certificate students are required to complete five courses from the list below and must achieve an overall QPA of 3.0 or better to receive a Mining Engineering Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.

ENGR 2631: Introduction to Mining Engineering
ENGR 2632: Sustainable Development and the Mineral Industry
ENGR 2633: Mineral Industry Risk Management
ENGR 2634: Environmental Controls in Mining
ENGR 2635: Mine Ventilation Engineering
ENGR 2637: Strata Control Engineering
ENGR 2638: Mining Health and Safety
ENGR 2639: Mine Evaluation and Management