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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 (SOs)

ESPOL’s Mining Engineering (ME) Program Student Outcomes are the following:

a): An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and mining engineering.

b): An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to mineral exploitation and benefit.

c): An ability to design a ME system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, legal, environmental, social, political, ethical.

d): An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

e): An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering issues in the area of the use and benefit of mineral resources.

f): An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g.1): An ability to communicate effectively in Spanish (oral and written).

g.2): An ability to communicate effectively in English.

h): An ability to relate the impact of mining engineering and its professional practice in a social, environmental, economic, sustainability and in line with the development of the country.

i): A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

j): A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k): An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mining engineering practice.

l): A recognition of the need for entrepreneurship and the abilities to become an entrepreneur.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Table of freshmen students in the Mining Engineering program.


 List of undegraduate students since 2013. 



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