A mining engineer applies engineering principles, technology, and scientific knowhow to the extraction and processing of natural resources, in order to create new materials that are essential to our everyday life. There are many places where a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona can be applied. UArizona Mining Engineers work with artificial intelligence to optimize mine production, develop more sustainable extraction and refining processes, utilize drones to monitor slope stability, and develop innovative methods of restoring mined land.
A BS in mining engineering from the University of Arizona is your ticket into a competitive, high-paying global industry and your chance to help ensure sustainable development of mineral resources.
Mining engineers work worldwide on all phases of mining. They are involved in mineral exploration and discovery, mine design, construction, production and operations, mineral extraction and processing, and land restoration.
Engineering & Technology, Petroleum/Mining/Oil/Gas Engineering
4 years | Full time
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Undergraduate students in the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering choose from among four tracks to prepare for careers not just in the mining industry but also in areas such as oil and gas, construction, public health, environmental policy, and manufacturing.
Courses focus on mine design and planning, equipment operations, big data analysis, mine valuation and mine finance. Students become engineers who:
A minor in mathematics or geology is encouraged.
Course subjects include excavation, rock mechanics, fracture mechanics, blasting and structural geology. Graduates go on to:
A minor in geosciences is encouraged.
Classes focus on environmental science, resource economics, community development, public health and environmental remediation. Students become engineers who:
A minor in environmental science or public health is encouraged.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s process engineers and metallurgists, turning rocks and minerals into the metals and compounds that make everything from AAA batteries to jet turbines. Graduates go on to:
A minor in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science is encouraged.
Only one is required