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Department of Mining Engineering was founded in 1991 offering an undergraduate program in Mining Exploitation. In 2003, Department of Metallurgical Engineering joined this department to form Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering as part of the Faculty of Engineering. The department expands its activities for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Currently, the department enjoys the collaboration of 28 academic staff to teach and train a total of 834 full time students.