Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics / Rock Mechanics
University of Arizona

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics program is designed for students currently working in a mining or geological engineering industry and want to develop specialized skills in rock mass behavior and properties.  The curriculum provides in-depth insight into geological engineering and mining principles as students examine the core technical and scientific principles that guide safe, geotechnical design and evaluation, gaining the competencies needed to navigate the excavation process.  Students closely explore aspects of underground construction and stability analysis, learning to harvest raw materials while eliminating the hazards of subterranean ventures.


  • Accredited engineering bachelor’s degree or related discipline
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission