M.Sc. On Campus

Explosives Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

12 months
29298 USD/year
27580 USD/year
8864 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Explosives Engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology in the department of mining and nuclear engineering offers the master of science (M.S.) and doctor of philosophy degrees and a minor and certificate in explosives engineering for students with bachelor’s degrees in engineering, science or technology. 


 Due to the age profile of the explosives industry and attrition of personnel, as well as the rapid change in technology within this field, there is an immediate and growing need for highly trained explosives professionals in both the civilian explosive, mining and civil excavating fields, government and defense industry. Employers are looking for engineers and scientists with sophisticated skills in the integration of explosives technology into complex systems in a wide range of applications. Employers are also seeking M.S. and Ph.D. graduates because they can move quickly into managerial positions.

Faculty involved in a variety of explosives related research programs teach and direct the program in conjunction with instruction by industry specialists in a wide range of applications. Students will have opportunities to assist the faculty, both in research and teaching, as well as working alongside faculty and graduate students in other engineering and science fields such as civil, architectural, mechanical, chemical, aerospace, electrical, geological, and materials engineering and geology, geophysics, chemistry and physics. 

The Explosives Engineering faculty and students will be active in the leading professional societies such as the International Society for Explosives Engineers and those in a wide range of associated areas. A security background check is required for all students in the program.


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Explosives Handling and Safety
  • Commercial Pyrotechnics Operations 
  •  Stage Pyrotechnics and Special Effects
  •  Display Fireworks Manufacturing
  •  Computer Fired Pyrotechnic Show Design and Firing System Operation
  •  Principles of Explosives Engineering
  • Explosives in Industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges and universities attended. All unofficial copies of transcripts and scores can be uploaded to your online application for S&T to review. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office and all official scores reported directly from the respective testing agency. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29298 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27580 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8864 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
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