Research & Internships
Get a Step Ahead
Paid internships, senior design projects, rotations in the San Xavier underground mine and industry-focused research are a staple of the UA Mining and Geological Engineering undergraduate experience. Students learn real-world skills and develop professional networks that prepare them for successful careers, and it pays off.
Every MGE student has at least one job offer with six months of graduation.
Check out the "Ready to Get Real" series for just a few examples of the many hands-on opportunities MGE students enjoy.
During their time as undergrads, almost all MGE students do paid summer internships, typically for course credit, with mineral resources companies.
Visit the UA Engineering website for extensive information on the college’s internship program and tips for landing your dream job.
Exciting Research Opportunities
Work with esteemed faculty and dedicated graduate students on MGE research.
Join a faculty project or start your own via the University of Arizona’s undergraduate research opportunities.
Exceptional Design Projects
The UA Engineering Design Program is key to career readiness. This yearlong experience helps ensure students are ready for the workplace and opens doors to employers.
MGE seniors complete discipline-specific capstone projects, often creating real-world models and products, some of which are patented and commercialized, for industry and academic clients.
Present your project at Design Day – arguably the most exciting college event of the year, besides graduation. Impress industry partners, see how professional engineers rate your work, and win prizes and public recognition.