Alumnus Testimonial: Engineering a Future in Mining

10 December, 2021

Maxim Liber is a 2021 graduate of the online Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering who previously earned his bachelor’s in geology in Nova Scotia. Currently working as a mining engineer at Canadian Natural Resources Limited, an oil sands operation, Maxim has nearly a decade of experience …

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Alumnus Testimonial: Complementing Professional Experience With a Mining Engineering Master’s

10 December, 2021

Online Master of Engineering in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering alumnus Karl Francisque has worked on mining projects in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Arizona over the course of his career. Currently a senior shaft engineer at consulting firm Hatch Ltd, Karl began his career in the field after graduating with …

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Top Skills for Software and Computer Engineers

7 July, 2021

The foundations are being established for the next major achievements in computer engineering at facilities like the Center for Quantum Networks, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by the University of Arizona. CQN is developing the quantum internet, intended to connect a new generation of computing systems that …

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Master’s in Mechanical Engineering vs Master’s in Computer Engineering

2 July, 2021

Engineering is grounded in the fundamental laws of physics, but it’s also a field where researchers and practitioners constantly push boundaries. As a result, engineering careers offer endless opportunities to solve complex problems and develop innovative ideas with the potential to transform entire industries. For example, the National Science Foundation …

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A Master’s in Engineering Management vs an MBA

28 June, 2021

Technical skills are part of what makes all engineers successful, but it’s also the soft skills like relatability, adaptability and empathy that help the best engineering managers excel. Practical leadership includes exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities that can help drive a team of innovative engineers to new heights. MBA programs …

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The Role of Electrical and Computer Engineers in Cybersecurity

23 June, 2021

Despite the growing number of cybersecurity threats businesses and government agencies face, many organizations still don’t have the tools or trained personnel to keep up. In 2019, hackers exposed personal information of customers at major companies like Capital One and T-Mobile, ransomware targeted more than 50 U.S. cities, and supply …

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Careers as an Electronics Engineer vs. Electrical Engineer

19 June, 2021

Electrical and electronics engineers are often at the forefront of modern technology together. In a 2018 US Black Engineer and Information Technology article, Dr. Michael Spencer notes that we have reached the practical limits of how small we can make semiconductors. The problem isn’t that we can’t make them smaller …

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Top Skills for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

14 June, 2021

While the work of electronics and electrical engineers often overlaps, there are key differences in the scope of these two fields. As a result, there are also differences in the skills each field prioritizes, particularly when considering earning potential. This article provides a summary of the top five skills for …

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How to Evaluate Graduate Mining Programs

9 June, 2021

Just as the mining industry has a deep, rich history in the United States, so do schools of mining and colleges of engineering that offer degrees and certificate programs in the discipline. In fact, the University of Arizona’s history is integrated with that of the first mining schools in the …

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What’s the difference between a Master’s in Industrial Engineering vs. Systems Engineering?

5 June, 2021

The Eiffel Tower. The Hoover Dam. And going back much further—The Pyramids of Giza. Engineering marvels have had a prevalent place in history since the dawn of humanity. And, of course, so have the engineers who created them. Engineering is a vital profession not only for keeping our technology and …

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