Student Resources

Mining the Best Students

The Mining Engineering Department attracts students who do well in math and science and who are interested in exploring and developing natural resources, while providing a sustainable environment for future generations. Our class sizes are small which creates a personal, hands-on educational experience. It makes for a friendly department where everyone is known and students feel a sense of belonging. To join us apply to the University of Nevada, Reno as a new freshman or transfer student. Besides satisfying the University’s admissions requirements, success in the program depends on math placement. Many Mining Engineering students qualify for the Honors Program.

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Student Clubs

Interaction with peers and exposure to faculty and key industry representatives makes joining one of the Mackay clubs a must.

Internships and Jobs

Gain real world exposure to one-of-a-kind field training and experience opportunities. Your foot in the door starts before you walk off campus.


Scholarships are available to incoming and existing Mining students.