College of Mines and Earth Sciences
- Take MGEN 4990 - Mining Engineer Seminar to explore what a mining engineer does
- Meet with your advisor to discuss your program of study
- Take MGEN 3015 - Mine Visits Class and MGEN 3010 - Intro to Mining in the Fall
- Take MGEN 5150 - Mechanics of Materials in the Spring and choose technical elective courses that are 5000+ level
- Make sure transfer credits appear in your degree audit
- Review your degree audit to make sure you are on track to graduate next year
- Become a Utah Mining Association Mining Student Ambassador
- Join the student chapters of SME, WIM, or MRT
- Help with the Utah Food Bank Fund Drive in November
- Participate in a study group
- Sign up for the Fall field trips to mine sites
- Apply to be a CMES ambassador
- Participate in College and Department events
Knowledge & Skills
- Check in with your advisor
- Apply for department, college, and external scholarships
- Check department emails for company information sessions and internship opportunities
- Participate in undergraduate research through UROP
- Finalize your graduation plan with your advisor
- Present on your internship experience in MGEN 4990 - Mining Engineering Seminar
- Expand your network with LinkedIn, Alumni Fire, and informational interviews
- Attend the STEM Career Fair for internship opportunities
- Attend the SME conference to network with industry professionals
- Meet with a Career Coach to discuss your career goals and create a plan for after graduation
- Attend a CMES Speed Networking event
Start Your Career Journey
Find support at the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC)
About the Major
- Acquire the ability to design and apply engineering processes and innovative technologies to recover the mineral resources needed for sustaining modern life.
- Learn to develop and communicate solutions for public health and safety as well as the global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic aspects of mining.
- Become an ethically and globally aware citizen capable of making positive changes in our world.
- Gain skills to develop the safest, most effective, and sustainable methods of recovering the earth's mineral resources.
- Effectively function as a member or leader of a team that creates a collaborative and inclusive environment to establish and accomplish goals.
Plan & Prepare
At the U, we plan for our students to have an exceptional Educational Experience identified by four broad categories we call the Learning Framework: Community, Knowledge & Skills, Transformation, and Impact. This major map will help you envision, explore, design, and plan your personalized Exceptional Education Experience with the Learning Framework at the core. In addition to assisting you in planning your coursework and navigating the requirements of your major, this map will help you incorporate other kinds of experiences to expand your knowledge, support your development, and prepare you for the future you want.