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Welcome to the Missouri University of Science and Technology's Explosives Engineering site! 


More than 6-billion pounds of
explosives is used in the U.S.
each year--most of which is in mining.

Missouri S&T continues its long tradition as a leading academic institution in training and educating the world's experts in explosives engineering. Current offerings include Graduate and Undergraduate explosives  certificates, an explosives engineering minor, an Explosives Engineering MS and now a PhD in Explosives Engineering. Under the wing of the Missouri S&T Mining Department, the rapidly expanding program focuses on broad industry and student needs; offering coursework covering the use of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics in fields including mining, construction, defense, homeland security, demolition, oil recovery, fireworks, special effects and more. Learn how to become an explosives engineer and explore unique opportunities at the world's most renowned explosives school, Missouri S&T. 

But to get a better idea of the hands on experience we have to offer, see what the New York Times has to say about the first and still most hands on "explosives camp" for high school students and how our experimental mine topped Popular Science's 'awesome labs' ranking for back to back years

We have assembled a very comprehensive web site with over 50 separate pages and documents.  We hope you will find the program specific information you are searching.  

Use the navigation menu on the left to learn more about the number one program of its kind, Explosives Engineering at Missouri S&T.


Hot off the press: The dates for the 2016 explosives camps are Camp #27 12-17 June, and Camp #28 19-24 June.

Hot off the press: Vilem Petr of CSM to teach new  "Special Explosives Applications Course through S&T, see latest news.       

        Other Press: Article on program in January 2015 edition of IEEE Potentials magazine.

Hot off the press: PhD applications temporarily restricted. Due to current graduate student numbers until Dr. Baird is replaced, PhD applications will be more stringently examined and only applicants that are of the highest quality including those with the highest motivation and self-starting abilities will be considered.



A collection of short videos is given on our Sample Videos page which are listed to give you a taste of what our explosives engineering programs are about at Missouri S&T.  Enjoy!