Welcome to the Department of Mining & Geological Engineering

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.

Mining engineering was one of two focus areas when the University of Alaska was founded in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines. With four faculty in mining engineering and four in geological engineering, the department offers a high-quality education in an intimate setting. Graduates from the department have made significant contributions to industries, and have provided leadership in various government agencies and corporations.