Mining Engineering Curricula

MINE production requires the coordination of the talents of men and the use of equipment. Mine operators maintain a continual surveillance of equipment, looking for improvements and modifications that will benefit them. Few give similar attention to the advances made in the education of mining engineers since they themselves graduated. That is not surprising. Education lacks the advertising budget available to manufacturers. A modification to improve a mechanical contrivance is advertised, and an advertiser's press releases get attention by publishers. The whole program for mining engineering education could be revolutionized and no one, except a few professors, would know about it. The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's newly established General Committee on Education can improve that situation.
Keywords: Education, Engineers, Equipment, Kingston, Ontario, mathematics, mining engineering, operations research, Queen's University, Kingston, Mine, Mines, mining, mining engineering, Mining engineers, Production
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