- Work with some of the largest equipment in the world!
- Salaries exceeding those of other engineering disciplines!
Nevada, nicknamed "The Silver State," was admitted into the Union in 1864 when silver was the primary mineral mined in Nevada.
Two decades later, the Mining Engineering Program at the University of Nevada, was established in 1886 and is now considered an integral part of Nevada's successful mining history by carrying on the tradition of excellence begun by its namesake, John Mackay, one of the developers of the Comstock Lode silver deposit in Virginia City, NV. Gold.
Mining is the second largest industry in Nevada and Nevada is the fourth largest gold producer in the world and Nevada's program in Mining Engineering is one of 13 available in the United States therefore it's no wonder that Nevada's Mining Engineering graduates are in such high demand and receive multiple job offers all over the world.
Department Facts & Stats
- 98% Graduates Get Multiple Job Offers
- Starting Salaries above $60k
- One of the largest endowments in US
- Industry Famous Faculty
A Reputation for Excellence
A division of the College of Science, the Mackay School of Earth Sciences enjoys a long and proud history at the University of Nevada, Reno. While offering programs in geology, geography, geophysics, geological engineering, hydrogeology , mining engineering (with options in underground and quarry mining) and now metallurgical engineering, Mackay has expanded its scope to include research and degree programs in other critical earth science disciplines including seismology, environmental engineering and hydrology. At Mackay, our goal is to provide a student-focused and student-friendly atmosphere, a low student to faculty ratio, and summer job and internship opportunities.
Internationally renowned for its academic programs in the earth, mineral and engineering sciences, and its diverse research activities, Mackay has earned its reputation for excellence by providing the mining, engineering and minerals industries with highly-trained graduates, by conducting cutting-edge research in its state-of-the art facilities and by its continuous offering of public service to Nevada and the nation.
While offering programs in geology, geography, geophysics, geological engineering, hydrogeology and mining engineering (with options in underground and quarry mining), Mackay has expanded its scope to include research and degree programs in other critical earth science disciplines including seismology, environmental engineering and hydrology.
Our close ties with industry leaders provide students with exclusive opportunities for summer jobs and internships. This means hands-on industry experience, giving you the leading edge to jump-start your career. What's more? Ninety-eight percent of recent Mackay graduates have job offers upon graduation!