Hands-on research experience.
Explore new opportunities.
Participate in numerous clubs and activities.

Montana Technological University’s Lance College of Mines and Engineering has a century-long history of educating graduates to solve some of the world's most challenging and complex problems. Our world-class faculty brings significant real-world experience to classrooms and labs, works with you in hands-on discovery, and collaborates on research. All of our undergraduate programs are ABET-accredited. Benefiting this robust education, you can work with some of the world's most elite and prestigious companies. Our graduates have enjoyed a long tradition of nearly 100% career outcome rates—an extraordinary success today.

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Areas of study within the Lance College of Mines and Engineering
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Civil Engineering

Prepares students for careers in water resources engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, structural engineering, and geotechnical engineering.

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Computer Science

Create cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

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Construction Management

Enjoy a multidisciplinary focus that well prepare you for an in-demand career!

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the largest engineering discipline in the world serving nearly every modern industry.

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Environmental Engineering

Air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, soils remediation, pollution prevention, and land reclamation.

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Geological Engineering

Explore our state-of-the-art triaxial testing lab, underground mine, geo-technical engineering and groundwater modeling software

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering focuses on four areas, Control Systems, Nanotechnology, Mechanical Design, and Welding.

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Encompasses five disciplines in minerals, metals and materials processing and manufacturing.

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Mining Engineering

Design, construct, and manage surface and underground mines around the world with a degree in Mining Engineering.

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Petroleum Engineering

Develop an in-depth understanding of natural resource recovery, the economics of the industry, and respect for the environment.

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Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene

High quality science and technology curricula preparing students for successful safety and health careers.


Both bachelor’s and master’s degrees are granted in most Lance College of Mines and Engineering programs. We also offer Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Earth Science and Engineering. All of our undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the ABET EAC commission. The ABET CAC commission accredits our Computer Science program, and the ABET ANSAC commission accredits our Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Health programs.

Montana Tech's Lance College of Mines and Engineering
We offer excellent teaching faculty with significant real-world experience coupled with extensive hands-on learning.
What is Engineering?
The Montana Tech Lance College of Mines and Engineering has a century-long history in educating graduates to solve some of the world's most difficult and complex problems.
Undergrad Research

With Montana as your laboratory, you can pursue research in a topic you're passionate about. Your project will be supported by grants from industry, the National Science Foundation, and the University. And students with approved projects earn a stipend, too!


While the University is already recognized for our strong value, many scholarships are available solely for Lance College of Mines and Engineering students. You may be eligible to save up to thousands of dollars each year in tuition costs.

Alumni Network

Montana Technology University has thousands of graduates working across the country and around the world in a wide range of industries. By tapping into this network and their experiences, you’ll be empowered to change the world in your own way.

Lance College of Mines and Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Lance College of Mines and Engineering is to

  • provide a quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates to practice their discipline at the professional level and to be leaders within their chosen field;
  • provide a quality graduate education that enables graduates to solve advanced problems within their discipline;
  • create and disseminate new knowledge that solves problems for the betterment of the world, the nation, and the state of Montana.

Our primary foci are the

  • safe and reliable development and use of natural resources;
  • safe and reliable development and delivery of energy;
  • development of new materials and material applications.

Our disciplines include a wide array of engineering programs.

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