Welcome From Department Head
MGE’s Unique Educational Experience
In this age of large automated equipment, big data and 3D visualization, there’s a reason – well several actually – that the University of Arizona has one of the top mining engineering programs in the world, starting with:
- 130 years of preparing students for mining careers
- Longstanding industry partners
- Dedicated faculty and modern curriculum
- Student-operated underground mine
- Inherent commitment to lifelong learning
Safety, Sustainability at the Core
UA Mining and Geological Engineering faculty and graduates, many of whom rise to leadership positions, are a big part of the global mining community. The world relies on mineral resource development, and MGE faculty and alumni play key roles in ensuring safe and sustainable extraction of the important materials we all need for everyday life.
Ties That Bind, Inside and Outside UA Walls
The University of Arizona is the place of choice for students looking to make a career of mining engineering. Arizona is the home to some of the biggest mines in the world. And international companies such as Caterpillar, Hexagon Mining and Freeport-MacMoRan are headquartered in Tucson.
Career-Oriented Academic Programs
MGE students are highly engaged, inside and outside the classroom. Internships, student organizations and the San Xavier Mine all help prepare students for the work world. In fact, graduates report some of the highest starting salaries among UA Engineering majors.
Explore the website’s undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate offerings, and read about student and alumni successes. Learn about MGE’s groundbreaking research, patented technology and faculty-founded companies. Get to know the faculty members who are guiding students to success.
Here for You Every Step of the Way
Most importantly, let us know if we can help, in any way, at any point during your Wildcat Engineering journey.
We are honored that you are finding your place in MGE and have chosen to be a part of a global community of professionals making the world a better place.
Professor Kray Luxbacher, Department Head