• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Graduates of the Mining Engineering program from University of Arizona convert mineral resources into new and useful products, develop more sustainable extraction and refining processes, design systems that conserve water and reduce energy use in mines, and help build stronger and more resilient structures in seismically active regions.
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Overview

Research focus areas include:

  • Geomechanics
  • Mine production
  • Information technology
  • Health and safety
  • Sustainable development
  • Mineral processing
  • Metals extraction

UA mining engineers are revolutionizing mine safety by developing autonomous systems for operating heavy equipment remotely, and novel techniques for converting mine tailings into insulation material to better protect workers from extreme temperatures in hot underground metal mines

Outside the Classroom

In addition to running a working mine, most UA mining engineering students work multiple internships with mining, petroleum and gas companies, thanks to our strong links with industry partners. Students also gain practical experience and professional contacts in the student chapters of the International Society of Explosives Engineers and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

Career Paths after the Mining Engineering program from University of Arizona

Mining engineers work on all aspects of mining, including operations, minerals extraction, resource sustainability and mineworker safety. They also plan and supervise excavations associated with construction, tunnels, and environmental projects. In a survey of UA engineering bachelor’s degree recipients in 2014, graduates of the mining engineering program received among the highest starting salaries of all UA graduating seniors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The mining engineering major has four tracks:

  • Mine Operations
  • Geomechanics
  • Sustainable Resource Development
  • Mineral Processing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Have a 3.00 recalculated grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school. Please note: GPA recalculation occurs during the admissions evaluation process. 
  • Have three years of high school work. Please note: If you are currently in high school, UA needs to see 9–11 grade work. If you have completed high school then UA needs to see 10–12 grade work. 
  • Have and present a completed high school diploma or certificate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37116 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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