The Mining Engineering Program at METU prepares students for lifetime careers as productive and innovative engineers adaptive to new situations and emerging problems with utmost awareness of ethical, societal and environmental concerns so that, within three to five years after graduation, they will

1. be preferably employed by leading institutions and companies in mining/mineral processing or related fields in technical, research, safety, or managerial positions;

2. work as leaders or members of teams engaged in multi-disciplinary projects;

3. pursue advanced education and professional training;

4. participate in professional and societal activities to serve their profession and the society.