One of the basics of production and development in every country is its mines and mining industry. Industries are dependent on minerals and exploration, extraction, and processing of these minerals requires experts. Our country too, due to the rich mineral resources, the Mining engineering which has the training of experts in science and technology of mines as a goal, is one of the long-standing engineering disciplines that exploit science and technology to explore, extract, and process minerals. Due to the geological location, region of Kashan is also highly potent and rich in minerals and has currently more than 100 mineral resources with rock, iron, barite, salt, and other mineral resources actively in this area. The department of Mining Engineering of University of Kashan with its potentials and capabilities, and young and dynamic expert faculty members has played an active role during the last 15 years in training experts in various programs of mining engineering including exploration, extraction, and mining processes. The expert, experienced, and active faculty members of department of mining engineering with all their potentials and capabilities are ready to carry out applied and industrial researches, in line with creating an effective communication between the university and industry, to develop up-to-date and effective technical knowledge in mining and manufacturing areas and to play a role in production and employment in the country.
The Department of Mining Engineering admits students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in three active areas of exploration, extraction, and mineral processing.
The number of the graduates of the department of mining engineering till the end of 2016 is 398 which are divided according to the academic programs; 314 undergraduate students, 82 graduate students (44 in Mineral Processing, 29 in Mining Extraction, and 9 in Mineral Exploration) and two PhD students in Mineral Exploration and Mining Extraction. With the knowledge and experience gained during their educating and conducting industrial and applicable researches, the graduates of the Department of Mining Engineering are able to carry out executive activities such as prospecting, exploration, and estimation of mineral reserves, design, modeling, and mineral extraction with open and underground methods, along with designing and operating on separation processes and mineral processing factories.
The department of Mining Engineering has 10 educational-research laboratories including optical mineralogy, descriptive minerology, petrology, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Cartography and geological map, rock mechanics, ventilation, grinding and classification, and flotation and hydrometallurgy. In addition to educational and research objectives, these laboratories are ready to provide laboratory and research services to the affiliated industries. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyzer in the lab is one of the newest and most accurate fuzzy analyzing devices that offers extensive analytical services. Also, the semi-industrial Flotation column in the Flotation