Realizing the attractiveness of explosives engineering to students, the potential for jobs in that area (post 9-11), and the use of nearly 7-billion pounds of explosives in mining, tunneling, construction, and other areas, Missouri S&T allows qualified students interested in explosives engineering a chance to attain in-depth knowledge of the sub-discipline within the framework of a Minor in Explosives Engineering.
Requirements for a Minor in Explosives Engineering (2012)
A student who receives a Bachelor of Science degree in an accredited engineering program may receive the Minor in Explosives Engineering by completing 15 credit hours from the courses listed below.Non-engineering students who have a strong background in mathematics and the physical sciences may also qualify for the Minor in Explosives Engineering, with the approval of the Department and based on an individually designed program of study. Students will need to consult with an advisor to determine pre-requisite requirements for each course.The program granting the Bachelor of Science degree shall determine whether or not courses taken for the Explosives Engineering Minor may also be used to fulfill the requirements of the BS degree from that program (for example technical electives).
The following courses(15 hrs total) are currently required for the Minor in Explosives Engineering:
Exp Eng 307 - Principles of Explosives Engineering
Exp Eng 350 - Blasting Design & Technology
Plus three other explosives classes as approved by program coordinator.
We are currently in the process of updating the catalog listing to reflect this.
The list of explosives courses is being expanded in order to give students more flexibility in selecting courses to support not only the Minor, but also the Explosives Engineering Certificate and Emphasis. Check out a comprehensive list under the Current Courses link in the navigation menu.
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