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Mining Engineering Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
UA College: 
Engineering
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who pursue a minor in Mining Engineering gain a basic understanding of how to plan, develop, and operate mines and other engineering excavations with an emphasis on minimizing environmental effects. They will also study the excavation transport and processing of minerals. 

Research Opportunities: 

Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources: IMR is a research institute for pioneering projects to advance sustainable development of mineral resources. This institute partners with industry experts around the globe and has educated professionals in 27 countries to improve management across the entire mining cycle. 

Machining and Welding Center: WMC is a research facility dedicated to providing expertise for research instrument fabrication. It supports and enhances the mission of the University of Arizona by providing prototype machining, designing, fabrication, welding, cryogenic products, consultation, instructional support and community outreach programs.

Arizona Materials Lab: AML is a world-class materials research laboratory that has multiple research facilities. This lab studies glass materials, novel materials chemistry, advanced ceramics, and composites. The mission of the AML is to provide Materials Science Engineering faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students a collaborative and synergistic environment in which to conduct their research.

SRC Engineering Research Center: The SRC Engineering Research Center develops new and effective technology to reduce the environmental impact of semiconductor manufacturing. 

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching. 

Research Themes: 
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing