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Mining & Metallurgical Engineering

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Modern Mining  & Metallurgical Expertise

Mackay building

At a glance:

Degrees offered:

  • Undergraduate Minor (Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering)
  • B.S. (Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering)
  • M.S. (Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Geo-Engineering)

Number of Faculty: 9

Current Students: 100

For more information:

Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

The Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering.  The curricula are arranged to provide students with the broad background necessary for a career as a modern mining or metallurgical engineer.  Students graduate with the skills to provide high tech solutions to the challenge of supplying society with the raw materials required in the 21st Century in an environmentally responsible manner. Graduates are prepared for industrial employment or further advanced study.

The number of students in the program is large enough to provide diversity and breadth, yet small enough for students to be known by name and receive personal attention from instructors.  Organizations such as the John Mackay Club, the student chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and the student chapter of the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association, create a high degree of camaraderie among students at all levels.  Extracurricular activities include field trips, trips to national conventions, student design competitions, and the annual International Collegiate Mining Competition.  Through participation in these activities, students meet and network with peers and industry professionals from around the world.  In addition, most students benefit from multiple internship and summer job opportunities in the minerals industry during their college career.

The Mackay Miners

the Mackay Muckers

The University of Nevada, Reno is home to the internationally known competitive mining team, the Mackay Miners.

Mining Engineering

The B.S. in Mining Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  Accreditation ensures that the program has clearly articulated Program Educational Objectives for graduates, directly assessable Student Outcomes for program majors, and publicly available  enrollment and graduation data.

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