Find your niche in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

Explore the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering to learn how your unique STEM interests align with lucrative and exciting careers within the mining industry.

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Six cutting edge departments with Infinite opportunity. Learn about how science and engineering align with our degree program and the demand in Nevada.
Compilation of videos showing scientists and engineers conducting research across a range of disciplines related to the mining industry, including chemistry, technology, sustainability and more.

Recent news in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno group of award recipients pose for a photo at the NCET Tech Awards evening, May 13, 2024.

President Sandoval honored as NCET’s 2024 Technology Hall of Fame recipient

University leaders, programs and businesses recognized as top contributors to Northern Nevada’s technological community at NCET Dragonfly Energy Technology Awards

A group of people holding plaques and trophies smiles for a photo.

Mackay Muckers take gold in International Collegiate Mining Competition

Ten students traveled to Montana to show off their traditional mining skills

Three women work at a booth surrounded by maps, documents and booklets. They are tabling for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Mackay shines at AEMA 2023

Mackay School faculty and students made an impact at annual conference

Why choose our programs?

Photo of Dr. Ehsan Vahidi outdoors

Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

Winter in Tahoe

Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

A photo of a vial in a chemistry lab

Leading research

Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are conducting new, ground-breaking research each year, and our labs and facilities are led by an advanced and knowledgeable professional staff.