The Accelerated Master of Engineering program offers the high performing undergraduate the ability to take Graduate level courses during thier undergraduate career. Student must be a currently enrolled undergraduate majoring in Mining Engineering at the University of Arizona. Most students complete thier undergraduate and graduate degree within 5 years.
The M.S. is intended for students who want to study in a specialized area and to work closely with a faculty member on a unique research topic and complete an independent research project. The M.S. degree is the ideal entry point into a Ph.D. program. Students planning to pursue a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to pursue the M.S. option. The degree is 30 units including 6 units of thesis credit. Students are required to give one seminar or present a paper at a professional conference.
Upon completion of a M.S. degree, the graduate will be able to:
Possess a thorough knowledge of engineering principles in subdisciplines related to the department
Possess a basic knowledge of business and/or socio-economic principles that impact the profession
Have a sufficient mathematical and computer background to formulate and solve practical problems in the discipline
Access, analyze, and utilize available information from a variety of sources
Use competencies associated with critical thinking and problem solving
Demonstrate the ability to formulate and conduct a research project
Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of a research project both orally and in writing
Demonstrate the ability to influence others
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively on a team
Demonstrate life-long learning skills
Possess an awareness of ethics in engineering research
Demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the profession
Be able to assess and present an engineering problem and solution in relation to societal issues
Please contact the Department of Mining & Geological Engineering for more information on applying for the Accelerated Master's program.
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
Minimum Admission Requirements:
Students in the Accelerated Master's program are eligible for undergraduate funding while completing graduate level coursework, provided they have not yet earned thier undergraduate degree.
We do not accept applications for the Spring semester.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Have your GRE scores sent to 1606 Geological/Geophysical Engineering,1607 Mining and Mineral Engineering, or the University of Arizona, use institution code 4832.
Master of Science – 30 units (includes 1-6 thesis units)
MNE 696A Research Seminar 1 unit
MNE 910 Thesis 6 units
MNE 530 Mine Examination & Valuation 3 units
MNE 511 Mineral Processing 3 units
MNE 527 Geomechanics 3 units
MNE 507 Equipment Operations Technology 3 units
MNE 565 Hydrometallurgy 3 units
MNE 547 Underground Construction Geomechanics 3 units
MNE 550 Solution Mining 3 units
Substituitions allowed with the consent of your Advisor.
The degree is 30 units including 6 units of thesis credit. Students are required to give one seminar or present a paper at a professional conference.
All work for the master's degree must be completed within a 6 year period to receive credit. This includes transfer course work from other institutions. Unless a waiver is granted by the Graduate College, course work taken more than 10 years before completion, will not be accepted toward the 24-unit coursework requirement for the master's degree. The department will request a time-limit waiver only under exceptional circumstances.
The student will choose thier elective coursework in consultation with thier Advisor.
This program is only open to current students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Mining Engineering program at the University of Arizona.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
This is an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP).
The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.
Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements: