Characterized by mining, the School of Mines tries to cultivate all-round development of high-quality talents with broad knowledge, strong ability, high social responsibility and wide international view. Inspired by the spirit of To be studious and to practice diligently, to seek truth and to make innovations, they are expected to make contributions for national prosperity and social progress. The School adheres to guide students in an open and sharing method by rich contents and diverse forms. The teaching methods include optimization heuristics, inquiry teaching, discussion teaching, and participative teaching. Double-mentor system is implemented with the aims to strengthen comprehensive practice and guide students to conduct innovative experiments and innovative thinking. The School attaches much importance on cross-cultural teaching and exchanges. The bilingual courses have been set up. The famous foreign professors are invited to teach courses totally in English. In addition, excellent undergraduates have opportunities of going abroad for short-period visit and learning, which is useful to develop international talents.
The Mining Engineering major has been set up for over one hundred years, and its predecessor can be traced back to the Jiaozuo Railroad and Mining College in 1909. There are 58 full-time teachers, including 29 professors and 15 associate professors. The annual average undergraduate enrollment is 180. The personnel training mode has outstanding academic talents and outstanding engineers. The major direction includes green mining team, open-pit mining team, intelligent mining team, underground mining team and international study team. The major is one of the national characteristic specialty construction points and one of the Phase I Famous Brand Discipline Construction projects in Jiangsu Province. The major passed through the National Engineering Education Accreditation, and ranks the first in China issued by the Third-party organizations.
The Industrial Engineering major was established in 1998. It was developed in the direction of former mining engineering. It was rated as one of the Characteristic Disciplines of Jiangsu Province. There are 16 full time teachers, including 3 professors and 7 associate professors. The average annual enrollment is 60. The major direction includes production management team and logistic engineering team. The production practice and graduation practice are related with enterprises' micro projects. IE Institute is the first academic society in CUMT.
The Traffic & Transportation major was set up in 1988. It originated from the former railway transportation during the open-pit mining. There are 15 full-time teachers, including 4 professors and 5 associate professors. The average annual enrollment is 60. The major direction includes railway transportation team, urban mass transit team and logistic engineering team. Integrated by advantages of mining engineering and transportation, the major is preparing to declare and build a new major of Underground City Engineering.