The certificate is aimed towards professionals in a broad array of industries who want to have an overview of the mining process. This includes developing a broad understanding of the steps to be taken for defining an orebody, starting a mine site, selecting a mining method, and the equipment and financial planning required for achieving a production goal with safety, profitability, efficiency and environmental considerations, including ultimate mine closure and environmental sustainability.
The University of Arizona has one of the top mining engineering programs in the world, starting with:
UA Mining and Geological Engineering faculty and graduates, many of whom rise to leadership positions, are a big part of the global mining community. The world relies on mineral resource development, and MGE faculty and alumni play key roles in ensuring safe and sustainable extraction of the important materials we all need for everyday life.
The University of Arizona is the place of choice for students looking to make a career of mining engineering. Arizona is the home to some of the biggest mines in the world. And international companies such as Caterpillar, Hexagon Mining and Freeport-MacMoRan are headquartered in Tucson.
Our graduate students are industrious, entrepreneurial, forward-thinking individuals with a deep understanding of the need to preserve the earth’s resources and protect the environment for generations to come.
College of Engineering
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
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:·
Required application materials are:
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Minimum number of units required: 9
Transfer units allowed: None UA NDS allowed: 3
How many units may double-dip with a degree program?
All 9 units may be applied to the Master of Engineering, Master of Science and PhD in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.
MNE 560A - Ore Deposits and Mine Operations (3 units)
MNE 560B - Principles of Mining Economics (3 units)
MNE 560C or MNE 598 - Capstone Project (3 units)
No elective coursework allowed
No additional requirements
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.