While the risks involved in mining operations can be mitigated by correct processes, the need for dedicated, well-trained specialists in mining safety is growing. As it is, there are roughly 14,400 mines inspected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration each year for compliance with occupational and health regulations. Each of these sites requires the expertise of safety-minded professionals to ensure that every measure of risk avoidance is properly taken.
The Graduate Certificate in Mining Occupational Safety and Health can help you rise to the challenge of creating a hazardless mining environment. You’ll complete advanced coursework in ventilation, geomechanics, chemical exposure, and other fundamental areas, learning to design processes and procedures that minimize the inherent risks of excavation. Each course has been designed with the input of experts in the industry and is taught by leading UA faculty members.
This cutting-edge, specialized training can be completed entirely online, making the program a great choice for working professionals like you looking to develop their skills.
The program requires the completion of 15 units of credit, presenting an accelerated path to new opportunities and specialized skills that can help you maintain safety. Course requirements for the program are flexible and individualized, allowing you to choose 3 electives that fit your professional environment and aspirations.
Additionally, for those who might be interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering in Mining and Geological Engineering after graduation, all of the units of the certificate program curriculum can be transferred.
Program Format Options: On-Campus, Online
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
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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 2.75 based on a 4.00 scale, is required for admission to a Graduate College Certificate program. Calculation of the GPA is based on the following:·
Students who DO NOT meet the minimum 2.75 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 2.75 are eligible to apply to a certificate 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
No GRE exam is required for admission to the program. Applicants who do not have a degree from an English-speaking university must complete the TOEFL (or equivalent) to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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)
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/.
The Graduate College will not issue an I-20 for Certificate programs.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
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. For those entering Mining Engineering from another discipline, we have developed a course to cover these pre-requisites. This 'bridge course' may be a required to be taken in your first semester and will apply for up to 3 units on your plan of study.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.