Computing Skills Required of Today’s Mining Engineer

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Recently, I was invited to give a series of seminars at Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. On December 14, I gave a seminar with the above title to a group of mining engineering undergraduate students. My hosts and I had agreed … Continue reading

Challenges of comtemporary mining engineering education: Part 2 — Mine planning

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In my last post, I started a discussion on the challenges of contemporary mining engineering education. My post was inspired by an article in Mining Engineering Vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 27-35 (October 2012), written by Professors H. Sevim and … Continue reading

Challenges of contemporary mining engineering education: Part 1 — General issues

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I recently read an article by Professors H. Sevim and R. Honaker on “Review of the evolution of mining engineering curriculum in the US”, Mining Engineering Vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 27-35 (October 2012). I immediately knew I wanted to … Continue reading