The mining engineering department has begun its activity from the second semester of the academic year 2006, by accepting students in the B.Sc of mine extraction engineering. In the following years, this department extended its activities in order to have B.Sc students in mine exploration field, and also for accepting the master students in the rock mechanics field.
Currently, this department offers the courses in the undergaduate level for mining engineering field according to the new course system, and in the graduate level in the rock mechanics field.
The faculty members of the department at the moment are 6 assistant professors, a PhD student and three visiting professors.
After the master degree of rock mechanics, the department plans to focus on increasing the offered graduate levels, and by considering the high potential of the province of Zanjan in the field of minerals processing, the department decides to program the master degree of mineral processing. In later years, the master degree of mineral extraction is also seen in the development program.
Finally one of the main objectives of this department is to complete its research (numerical and experimental) laboratories in the field of mining engineering, and also go towards interdisciplinary areas.