M.Sc. On Campus

Mining Engineering

University of Alaska Fairbanks

12 months
21222 USD/year
21222 USD/year
10620 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Mining Engineering program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks emphasizes engineering as it applies to the exploration and development of mineral resources and upon the economics of the business of mining. The program offers specialization in exploration, mining or mineral beneficiation.


Students in the Mining Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are prepared for job opportunities with mining and construction companies, consulting and research firms, equipment manufacturers, investment and commodity firms in the private sector, as well as with state and federal agencies.

Key Features 

  • Mining engineers may aspire to, and achieve, the highest positions in the industry: operating or engineering management, government agency director or entrepreneur.
  • Minimum Requirements for Mining Engineering M.S. Degree: 30-36

Programme Structure

  • Alaska is a resource state, and it's future is linked intricately to the development of it's vast land. Mining engineering and geological engineering are two important technical elements of development. 
  • These two disciplines, with high starting salaries (typically $70,000-$100,000) and job placement (typically 100%), are the main areas of emphasis in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online. Applications must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Applications submitted after the published deadlines are only accepted upon a department's request and have a $100 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Review your department’s department-specific requirements and application deadlines.
  • Submit certified official university transcripts and English translations. 
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores. Not all departments require GRE or GMAT scores if the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a statement of academic goals. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification page.
  • Complete UAF’s financial statement form and provide supporting documentation showing adequate funding to cover all expenses at UAF.1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10611 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10611 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5310 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairbanks

1450 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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