Tailings Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Tailings Center was created in 2020 to perform research and educate students, individuals in the mining industry, and regulators from the US and foreign countries. The center has provided many short courses to various audiences and will play a key role in supporting students pursuing the Tailings Engineering Graduate Certificate.

Tailings and the proper management of them are essential, and the mining industry has acknowledged this through dedicating time and atttention towards them. However, the effort from each company cannot be comprehensive or educational, but limited to their individual and immediate needs. The Tailings Engineering Graduate Certificate Program at Mines addresses this and provides a semi-comprehensive curriculum that can be beneficial to engineers and other professionals who are involved in the mining business.

The program is a great opportunity for individuals interested in scholarship and research on topics including, but not limited to, geology, geotechnical engineering, water, soil mechanics, tailing valorization, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, environmental engineering, and social governance.

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Tailing Engineering

Program Details

Graduate Certificate Program

Bachelor’s Degree: Required
GRE: Not Required
Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
Statement of Purpose: Not Required – Suggested for below 3.0 GPA
Transcript(s): Required. Must be submited for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page.

View the Mines Academic Catalog for more program-specific information.

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At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

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