Master of Engineering (MEng) Program - Main Campus or Online Degree
The Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering will examine fundamental concepts supported by groundbreaking research in the field. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of core technical principles while also pursuing coursework in finance and management, legal issues, and other administrative concerns specific to the emphasis area that is chosen. Armed with this focused skill-set, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue mining and geological engineering roles and other enhanced opportunities in the field.
The program is comprised of an entirely flexible curriculum, allowing you to choose from a number of emphasis areas, including (but not limited to):
With flexible requirements and these specialized areas of focus, you’ll be able to build a program that suits your goals. Each course is led by expert faculty members, with a curriculum that blends live instruction with a convenient, asynchronous online format. Online learning is a perfect fit for working professionals looking to enhance their career prospects, with most part-time students completing the program in 18-24 months.
The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.
As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.
In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.
An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.
Grade Point Average Requirements:
Applicants who apply for admission to the Graduate College are evaluated on the individual merits of their academic achievements and scholarly potential to complete graduate-level coursework and curriculum requirements. A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale, is required for admission to the Graduate College. Calculation of the GPA is based on the following:·
Students who DO NOT meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement with their undergraduate coursework may choose to satisfy their Graduate College minimum GPA requirement while in graduate Non-Degree Status. Students who complete 12 semester units of non-degree graded (A,B,C) 500 level or higher coursework with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible to apply to a degree program. Once students have received 12 or more graduate units, the graduate GPA will be the only GPA the Graduate College will use to finalize admission. Individual programs may still consider all coursework when making recommendation decisions for a particular degree program. Students may transfer up to twelve Non-Degree status units into their desired degree program with the approval of their program and the Graduate College Degree Certification office. For more information on the Graduate College GPA Requirements please visit their website at www.grad.arizona.edu.
Required application materials are:
Apply online at grad.arizona.edu
Minimum TOEFL: 550-paper based (PB) or 79-internet based (iBT) (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY)
Minimum IELTS: composite score of 7 (no subject area below 6). (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY)
The Mining & Geological Engineering Department cannot guarantee that every admitted applicant will receive financial aid. If you are admitted into the Graduate program, you will discuss with your faculty advisor whether or not funding is available.
For further information about financial aid offered through the University as well as student loans and Pell grants please visit the webpage for the Office of Student Financial Aid at http://financialaid.arizona.edu/.
Master’s programs are 30 credit hours and can be completed in 2 semesters.
The ME program consists of the following requirements:
Core courses: 17 units
Business / Engineering Management (at least) 3 units
Applied Engineering/Mathematics (at least) 3 units
Entrepreneurship/Innovation/Design (at least) 3 units
Advanced Engineering Science (at least) 3 units
Research Seminar 1 unit
TOTAL: 30 units
Pre-requisites Needed for Graduate Admission: The background coursework we look for is 3 semesters of calculus (for some emphasis areas differential equations is required), 1-2 semesters of physics (depending on the emphasis area), statics (for some emphasis areas strength of materials and mechanics of fluids), and a basic understanding of geologic principles.