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Rock Mechanics (Certificate NDP)

The University of Arizona

6 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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The Rock Mechanics (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona provides in-depth insight into geological engineering and mining principles shaped and taught by experts in the industry and leading faculty.

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Key Features

If you’re currently working in a mining or geological engineering industry and are seeking to develop specialized skills in rock mass behavior and properties, the online Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics is an ideal solution. 

As a student, you’ll examine the core technical and scientific principles that guide safe, geotechnical design and evaluation, gaining the competencies needed to navigate the excavation process. You’ll closely explore aspects of underground construction and stability analysis, learning to harvest raw materials while eliminating the hazards of subterranean ventures. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue an elective course in the area of study that interests you most, with topics ranging from mine ventilation and soil assessment to earth pressure theories.

The Rock Mechanics (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona is shaped by industry leaders to offer a relevant, rigorous exploration of advanced concepts in geological engineering. The curriculum is presented through interactive learning materials and projects, which makes the program a convenient means of professional development for those working full-time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geomechanics 
  • Rock Fracture Mechanics 
  • Underground Construction Geomechanic
  • Rock Excavation
  • Earth Structures in Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Mine Ventilation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on a 4.00 scale, is required for admission to a Graduate College Certificate program. 
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities/colleges attended (Official transcripts will be required once admitted)
  • English Proficiency Exam Scores (For international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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