Introducing Mining Science & Engineering Program

Mining Science & Engineering Program

The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG) at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has announced the introduction of a new bachelor of science (BS) program in Mining Science & Engineering. The 4-year degree program, which will be offered by the Department of Petroleum Engineering, is created to address Saudi Arabia’s rising demand for qualified mining personnel.

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The program, designed with feedback from an array of international experts in industry and academia, provides every student with a solid foundation in traditional knowledge such as engineering fundamentals, mining geology, mineral processing, and a variety of mining engineering topics such as mining methods, geomechanics, ventilation, and health and safety. Students may additionally choose to specialize in advanced topics related to machine learning and unmanned aerial systems, or focus on operational best practices such as mine systems analysis or blasting and waste management, or explore the frontiers of mining with resource estimation, business data development and utilization in mining, and unmanned aerial vehicle applications to exploration.

The introduction of the Mining Science & Engineering program is an important step to support the advancement of the mining industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sector is anticipated to play a crucial role in the nation’s ambitions for economic diversification and meeting one of the goals of the Vision 2030 plan in making mining to make mining the third pillar of Saudi Arabia’s economy, after oil and gas and petrochemicals.

The Importance of the Mining Program

The mining sector has a significant impact on the world economy. It supplies raw materials for numerous industries, including manufacturing, energy, and construction. Millions of people worldwide find employment in the mining sector. The mining industry is still in its early phases of growth in Saudi Arabia. The government, however, has a strategic vision to develop the industry and turn it into a significant engine of economic expansion. The Mining Science & Engineering program initiative is intended to play an important role in contributing to that vision. The program will aid in educating Saudi Arabia’s upcoming mining workforce. The growth of the mining industry and the diversification of the Saudi economy will depend heavily on these individuals.

Call for Applications

The Mining Science & Engineering program is now open for applications. The program will begin in the fall of 2023.  Students who are interested should apply using the information stated below.

Sponsored Scholarships:

Ma’aden, one of the fastest-growing mining companies in the world and the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East will be sponsoring selected students in the Mining Science & Engineering program. Ma’aden pioneered the mining industry in Saudi Arabia, building a world-class, unique, and fully integrated mining value chain. Ma’aden is becoming a key player in the long-term diversification of Saudi Arabia’s economy. Ma’aden complies with the highest international standards of corporate governance and continues to build the company’s operations on a strong foundation of sustainable practices. Ma’aden will be sponsoring selected high-achieving students in this degree program. Interested students with a CGPA of 3.0 or better who are interested in joining this program starting in Term 231 should contact the Petroleum Engineering department at:

Department of Petroleum Engineering
College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
P.O. Box # 5049 – Dhahran – 31261
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Location: Building 76 Office No. 2186
Telephone No. +966 13 860 2530
E-mail:  c-pet@kfupm.edu.sa

For more information or to apply, please find the links below.

Program Details: Click here.
Department Page: Click here.
To Apply: please visit the KFUPM website.