Real World Mining Experience
Established in 1886, our program is part of Nevada's rich history.Gain real-world mining experience at Nevada. >>
Pyrometallurgical treatment is designed to produce saleable products such as pure metals, or intermediate compounds.Learn about the ME Degree Program >>
Niosh Ventilations System
Accumulations of explosive methane gas in active and inactive workings constitute the greatest safety risk to the underground miner.Learn about the University's Mine Ventilation research. >>
Mining the Best Students
Intimate class sizes and access to industry experts ensure success. Our students graduate with multiple job offers and high starting salaries.Student resources. >>
Heavy Equipment and Precious Metals
A flotation machine that concentrates the copper minerals and rejects the gangue material.About Metallurgical Engineering >>
A ball mill in use, grinding minerals into fine powder for use in paints, pyrotechnics and ceramics.
Mining today is a major contributor to the State's economy and Nevada's program in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering is only one of 13 programs available in the United States. Demand for Mining and Metallurgical Engineers is at an all-time high with students receiving multiple job offers and starting salaries at $65,000 or more with signing bonuses of up to $10,000.
Your mining degree options have expanded with the newly included Metallurgical Engineering program.
Nevada is a national leader in generating the industry's most impactful research.
The Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering is part of the Mackay School.
At the Mackay School, we pride ourselves on our renowned faculty who are widely respected in their fields.
Find the information you need to maximize your academic experience in the MME program.