M.Sc. On Campus

Mining Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 The M.S. in Mining Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno aims to provide students with a strong foundation in mine design, mine ventilation, rock mechanics, and mineral reserve estimation, in addition to a specialized area of research


The Mining Engineering program offered by University of Nevada, Reno includes courses in mine design, mining technology, computer applications to operations control and management, environmental concerns, industrial safety and health and mineral economics.

The goals of the program are to train students so that graduates are qualified to perform the various functions typically exercised by mining engineers: plan, design, operate, and close mines. 

Graduates with M.S. in  Mining Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno will:

  • demonstrate the basic knowledge to be able to plan and design mines technically sound, moreover in an ethically, environmentally and socially responsible manner.
  • be able to apply mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve practical mining engineering problems.
  • be prepared for entry-level positions in operations and management of mines.
  • be able to communicate plans, designs, and operational practices to colleagues, mine managers, regulators, interveners, and the public at large.
  • demonstrate proficiency in engineering topics such as rock fragmentation, materials handling, mineral processing, mine surveying, ventilation, and resource/reserve estimation.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Mineral Reserve Estimat
  • Surface Mine Design
  • Rock Mechanics 
  • Special Problems
  • Thesis
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis 
  • Continuum Mechanics 
  • Computational Structural Analysis
  • Heat Mass Transport 
  • Professional Paper
  • Multivariate Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30-33 alternative credits

Plan A - Thesis Option: 30 units

Plan B - Non-thesis Option: 33 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in order to be accepted as a graduate student. 
  • For full graduate standing, at least 30 credits of undergraduate work in mining engineering or related sciences must have been completed.
  • Earn acceptable scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE test.
  • Letters of recommendation from former instructors indicating capability for advanced course work and research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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