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


More than 7-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. 

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 tabs on the bottom of the banner above to learn more about the number one program of its kind, Explosives Engineering at Missouri S&T.

NOTICE:  With only two full time Explosives Engineering Faculty members, we do not have much space on our research teams to add any new PhD students at this time.  We still encourage you to apply, but we will be very selective on who we admit into the PhD program.  It would not be fair to you or the current students to spread our advising/mentoring time even thinner than it already is.  We will update this notice as things change.  (February 2022)

HOT OFF THE PRESS:  Explosives Camp 2022 dates are set and here is the 2022 Camp Brochure.  Camp #36 is June 5th - 10th.  Camp #37 is June 12th - 17th.  Watch for updates on this website as well as https://futurestudents.mst.edu/summer-camps/explosives-camp/.  

Past news:  A Master's in Explosives Technology goes live Fall 2018.  Check out your options here. (August 2018)

Past news:  Distance Education Rates have been reduced to $1200 per credit hour.  There is a new U.S. Military Rate of $735 per credit hour as well.  To check out the new rates and to see if you are eligible for the reduced Military Rate, check out the Distance Education Fee Schedule. (December 2017)

Past news:  We added a new page dedicated to Pyrotechnics.  Check it out here.  We just uploaded a new video covering the Explosives Engineering 5512 course.

Past news:  Check out some of the results from the 2017 Explosives Camps here

Past news:  Prospective students... check out our new recruiting video here to learn more about our program.

See more news about our program.

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!