Mining Engineering Unit
The Mining Engineering Unit is coupled with the Fundamental and Applied Geology Department to form the Mining-Geology Group within the Polytechnic Faculty.
The teaching provided by the Mining Engineering Unit, as well as the research themes pursued, follow the three main directions of mining and quarrying, rock mechanics, drilling and reservoir engineering, and materials recovery.
The unit has two halls, one for rock mechanics and the other for materials recovery, together with a room dedicated to the preparation of samples and a chemistry lab. Two PC rooms are used for modelling and analysis of results. Two lecture rooms are available for theoretical lectures and for seminars and presentations of student projects.
In addition to the teaching and research work, the Mining Engineering Unit is heavily involved in providing expert opinions to clients in Belgium and in organising conferences and major events, which makes it a leading figure in the faculty for many industrialists.