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Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering Program is dedicated to the exploitation of mineral resources in a rational and economic way, preserving the quality of the environment and promoting the social development of the surrounding communities.


To contribute to improve the quality of life of the society with the formation of integral and competent professionals in mining-metallurgical projects; Developing research and innovation for the sustainable and equitable use of mineral resources.


To be an academic benchmark in the mining sector, with international excellence, of proactive and innovative leaders committed to the society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Mining Engineer graduates from ESPOL, after 3 to 5 years of professional practice, will have:

Actively participated in the execution of multidisciplinary mining, metallurgical projects or underground civil constructions, integrating technical, environmental, economic and social responsibility criteria.

Developed activities as independent consultants, researchers or technical advisors, in mining engineering or related fields, demonstrating leadership, ethics and values.

Participated in environmental management and occupational safety systems, which allow the development of safe mining activities.

Updated in technological development and research in their professional life, either in Mining Engineering or related fields.


Student Outcomes 2020 (SOs)

1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex mining engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics. 

2. An ability to apply mining engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.  

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in mining engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of mining engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.  

5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.  

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use mining engineering judgement to draw conclusions.  

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learnings strategies. 

8. Formulate a value proposition that argues why those involved in a specific problem should adopt a proposed solution based on the advantage of the benefits over the disadvantages it presents.


Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Table of freshmen students in the Mining Engineering program.


 List of undegraduate students since 2013. 



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