Following are the top schools/colleges for mining engineering programs:

Michigan Technological University (USA)
- The Mining Engineering Graduate Program is overseen by a group of faculty from throughout the University; the Program is administered through the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
- The MS degree program in mining engineering can provide either a general, in-depth education without specialization or advanced training in either mine planning and economics, geostatistics, rock mechanics, rock fragmentation, solution mining, materials handling, or mine health and safety.
- Tech's College of Engineering is ranked in the top 100, at 86th overall (US News, May 2010 issue).

McGill University (Canada)
- The University’s Mining Engineering Program is the oldest in Canada and has had the highest reputation for excellence. Graduates of the program are found in top management positions of many Canadian mining companies.
- Graduate programs leading to MEng, MSc and PhD research degrees are available in different areas of mining engineering, including strategic mine planning, mine optimization, orebody modeling, stochastic models and risk analysis in mine valuation, etc.

The University of New South Wales (Australia)
- The Mining Engineering undergraduate program is offered on a full-time basis at the Kensington campus in Sydney. It requires four years of full-time on-campus study.
- The program has one of the largest numbers of undergraduate students studying mining engineering in the Western World. It is recognised by the Minerals Council of Australia as one of the three best programs on offer in Australia.

University of Exeter (UK)
- The BEng Mining Engineering degree program provides the knowledge and understanding of geology, rock mechanics, engineering design, economics, surveying, management and associated practical skills that will enable students to make a valuable contribution to their career.
- The University of Exeter is featured in the list of the the top 1 per cent of universities in the world according to The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2010.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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