Educating Mining Engineers Online

CIM Edmonton 2004
Abstract Recent developments in communication technologies create unique opportunity for introduction of innovative educational methods. In an effort to take advantage of these opportunities the Mining Engineering Department at the University of Missouri-Rolla has developed and is offering the online Master of Engineering Program in Mining Engineering. Conceived as an effort to bring the mining engineering education to the mining sites world-wide this program has expanded rapidly.
The proposed paper will describe the Online ME program in Mining Engineering as offered at UMR and share the experiences gained in its offering.
Keywords: Mining engineering, Education, online, Internet
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