Education

Workforce Development

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources offers programs to accommodate working professionals. These programs offer a mix of geology, engineering, health, environmental, law, and business course work. Options include practical and intensive field courses, short courses, non-credit certificates, post-baccalaureate certificates, non-thesis master’s degrees and training courses for mine safety.

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San Xavier Mine

The Henry G. “Hank” Grundstedt San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory is the only mining lab with a working vertical shaft in the United States. The laboratory for research and training has been operated by the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering since 1958 and owned by the university since 1975.

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Degree Programs

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources collaborates with the Department of Geosciences, Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, and the James E. Rogers College of Law to offer the following non-thesis master degrees.  Apply through the appropriate department and the graduate college:

Professional Science Masters in Economic Geology

The Professional Science Masters in Economic Geology degree covers a wide-variety of mining-related topics from production to business and management components. This degree offers four different tracks to provide a tailor-made education based on an individual's preferences.

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Masters in Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering Online Degree

The Masters in Engineering in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering is a groundbreaking online degree designed to advance understanding in core principles while providing specialized curriculums to suit each individual's unique goals.

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Master of Legal Studies

The Master of Legal Studies program is designed to provide a foundation for understanding laws and regulations while helping to develop critical thinking skills. This one-year degree program can be pursued on a full or part-time basis.

 

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Field Courses

Topics in Ore Deposits Mapping and Great Basin Field Trip

Registration open now!

Dates: August 29-September 7, 2019

Cost: $3,500

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Topics in Mineral Deposit Types - CU, MO, and AU Porphyry Systems.

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Dates: December 10-19, 2019

Cost: $3,200

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Professional Development

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources offers a number of professional development courses for credit or non-credit.

Leadership: Inventing the Future

A Breakthrough Leadership Program for the Mining Industry and Its Stakeholders will be held at the convention facilities of the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719. Located in Main Gate Square, one block west of the University of Arizona campus, between N. Euclid and N. Park Avenues and just north of E. University Blvd. January 11-14,2020 , from 9am- 6:00 PM each day.

The University of Arizona Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources and Vanto Group will jointly sponsor this four-day program. For more information on the program and details on registration, please select the appropriate attachment bellow or contact Rocío Brambila at the phone number or email below."

  *   Registration Form
  *   Leadership 2020 Flyer
  *   Program Information Packet in progress.

Questions? Please contact Rocio Brambila at brambila@email.arizona.edu; Phone: (520) 626-4962

Geological Inputs to Integrated Planning

Course sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan

When: Friday, Oct.. 18 – Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

Where: UA Campus – Tucson, Arizona

This 2-day short course is designed for junior- to mid-level mining engineers and metallurgists and introduces the role of geologists and geology at each stage of the mine planning process, from exploration to environmental remediation. Topics include ore deposit geology and mineralogy; geometallurgy; geological models and block models; geological inputs to geotechnics; ore control; and environmental geology.

The course is taught by a group of academic and industry geologists and mining engineers. No prior knowledge of geology is required. Lunch will be provided both days.

Registration fee: 

Early registration for professionals before October 4; $850   Between October 4-13: $950

UA Students: Free before October 4;  From October 4-13: $100

For more details or to register, please contact Rocio Brambila at brambila@email.arizona.edu. The registration deadline is October 13.