Bachelor's Degree Program
If you like getting your hands dirty and would have fun running some of the largest man-made equipment in the world, the degree in mining engineering at UAF is for you.
Our mining engineering program is one of only 13 ABET accredited mining programs in the United States, and the only one of its kind in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Whereas the majority of larger schools focus mainly on coal, we are a hard-rock focused program and are uniquely positioned to prepare mining engineers for working in the Arctic. All of our graduates quickly find employment or go on to pursue advanced degrees.
This program offers numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and research, with access to state-of-the-art labs, mineral processing facilities and our student-run Silver Fox Mine. There are also scholarships available specifically for mining engineering students.
What Is Mining Engineering?
Mining engineering involves the science, technology and process of extracting minerals from the earth. Mining engineers design safe and efficient mines for removing coal and metals, and optimize mines for removing resources in the most efficient manner possible. Mining Engineers also help develop or improve mining equipment, and manage processing operations that separate and refine minerals.
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Why Study Mining Engineering at UAF?
Prepare for high-paying, high-demand mining engineering jobs in Alaska and around the world. These are some of the opportunities you’ll have when you study mining engineering at UAF.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Mining Engineering?
Alaska has the second highest concentration of mining and geological engineering jobs of any state in the nation. In the mining and engineering program at UAF, you’ll gain the unique skills and hands-on training to succeed in this growing job market. It’s why all of our graduates find jobs or go on to graduate school after earning their bachelor’s degrees.
We also provide our graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of other fields related to geological engineering.
Mining Engineering Degree Requirements
The degree in mining engineering explores areas such as ventilation, operations research, rock mechanics, system simulation, neural networks, mine planning and scheduling, mine safety and health, mineral processing and hydrometallurgy and also CFD and Arctic-related phenomena. Most classes integrate laboratory and field experiences.
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