The Department of Mining, Materials and Petroleum Engineering, was created in 2012. It was born of the Mechanical Engineering Department, which developed and mounted the Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering program in 2006. Currently, it is one of the departments in the School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, in the College of Engineering and Technology.
The Department of Mining, Materials and Petroleum Engineering is located in the College of Health Sciences building (COHES) of the main campus. It runs Bsc. in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering program.
The Department has active research units in which specialized research, training and innovations that address the needs of the country are carried out.