Mines offers the only graduate degrees in Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering in North America. The Center for Underground Construction and Tunneling is a place for top engineering students to apply their knowledge toward industry-relevant research in a close, collaborative atmosphere. Apply today!

Who We Are

We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from the departments of civil & environmental, geology & geological, mining, and mechanical engineering, as well as geophysics and computer science - all with a collective interest in education and research in underground engineering.

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Excellence and Innovation

By advancing knowledge, we have the ability to grow the industry. We are dedicated to advancing knowledge through both fundamental research that leads to significant breakthroughs, and through very applied research that can help provide a solution for a specific tunneling project.

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Dig In!

Invest in the future of underground education. Our annual Industry Giving Program provides support for all education-based Center activities including field trips, internships, hands-on labs, student travel, weekly industry seminars, and more.

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