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Penn State Erie mining engineering

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Info concerning Penn State Erie mining engineering, registering in a technical training program, and taking free practice exams online. You can enter the field of engineering with just an associates degree. Entry-level technical workers may implement and maintain complex mechanical systems under the direct supervision of a professional engineer (PE). If you complete the mining engineering program, for example, there are a variety of concentrations that may appeal to you such as petroleum engineering, mineral exploration, or alternative energy. Further, due to advances in mining engineering technology, there is a growing shortage of mineral engineering graduates, and of skilled technical engineers in general. Please use the form above to request admissions info for Penn State Erie.

Mining techniques have dramatically transformed over many years, with technological advances improving efficiency and safety. In the discovery stage of mineral exploration, mining engineers work closely with geologists to identify minerals and assess reserve quantities. Mineral engineers may then drill core samples and conduct surface surveys, searching for specific compounds and ores. Unless the mineral exploration is done on public lands, the property owners may play a significant role in mining exploration.

Generally, mining is either done from the surface or underground. Surface mining requires the stripping of surface vegetation, dirt, and if necessary, layers of bedrock in order to reach buried ore deposits. Additionally, explosives may be called for in order to facilitate breakage. Hard minerals such as limestone, sand, gravel, and slate are generally quarried into a series of benches. Strip mining, on the other hand, is more appropriate for softer minerals such as clays and phosphate. In-situ mining can be done from the surface using dissolving agents, retrieving the ore via pumps. Finally, hydraulic jets may be utilized to wash away the overburden or to clear out the ore itself.


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Mechanical Engineering Programs

Mechanical engineering degrees typically take four to five years to complete, and result in a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Bachelor of Science (BSc or BS), or Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME). In the US, most undergraduate mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Mechanical engineering programs include courses on composites, thermodynamics, engine design, hydraulics, control theory, robotics, and computer-aided design (CAD). In addition to the core mechanical engineering curriculum, many mechanical engineering programs offer more specialized programs and classes, such as control systems, cryogenics, fuel technology, biomechanics, vibration, and optics. The median annual income of mechanical engineers in the US workforce was $80,580, highest when working for the government ($92,030), and lowest in education ($57,090).

Many mechanical engineering companies have begun to incorporate computer-aided engineering (CAE) programs into their existing processes, including 2D and 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD), enabling faster and more exhaustive visualization of products. Other CAE programs commonly used by mechanical engineers include product lifecycle management (PLM), and analysis tools such as finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Further, automation in the form of industrial robots allow businesses to save money on manufacturing costs, and ensure precision quality control.

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Mercyhurst College
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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Erie, PA
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Penn State Erie Behrend College
    Erie, PA
$$$ $$$ large Program Info
Great Lakes Institute of Technology
    Erie, PA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Gannon University
    Erie, PA
$$$$ $$$$ large Program Info
Millersville University
    Millersville, PA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Penn State Hazleton
    Hazleton, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
West Chester University
    West Chester, PA
$$ $$$ very largeProgram Info
Moravian College and Seminary
    Bethlehem, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
    Mansfield, PA
$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Indiana, PA
$$ $$$ very largeProgram Info
Peirce College
    Philadelphia, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Slippery Rock University
    Slippery Rock, PA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Lock Haven University
    Lock Haven, PA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Waynesburg University
    Waynesburg, PA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info


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The Fundamentals of Engineering exam should be taken immediately after earning a bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited program. Engineers who pass this exam are called engineers in training (EIT), or engineer interns. After meeting work experience requirements, engineer interns can attempt a second certifying exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam. Thereafter, acquisition of a professional engineering license enables management of junior engineers, the ability to sign off on engineering projects, and provide services directly to the public. Wages vary by employer and location. Aside from salary, most engineering jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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