Mining Engineering

In Mining Engineering (also known as mineral engineering), you will learn about the technologies and techniques used for identification and extraction of minerals from the earth.

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Do you know how minerals like coal, petroleum, metallic minerals and non-metallic minerals can be extracted naturally.

These all techniques will be taught in the study of mining engineering as one of the disciplines of engineering courses.

The term Mining means “the process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine” and engineering refers to the ”branch of science deals with design, building and use of engines, machines and structures”.

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What does Mining Engineering Exactly means?

“Mining engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the identification, extraction, production and processing of valuable minerals from a naturally occurring environment”.

The role of mining engineer starts from the discovery of mineral resource, processing of mineral commodities, designing and construction of mines, controlling mining operations and transportation of minerals.

career in mining engineering

About Mining Engineering

The mining starts with the survey of finding the mineral deposit. Here the role of geologists and surveyors will begins. Mining engineers in collaboration with geologists discovers the minerals. After the identification of minerals and feasibility study, mining engineers are involved in the mining process that includes blasting and explosives. It is the duty of mining engineer to maximize efficiency and safety. The mining engineer has the responsibility to decide and select the place of explosion.

History of Mining Engineering

“Lion cave” in Swaziland is the oldest known mine on archaeological record. The ancient Romans were the developer of mining engineering. The Kingdom of Hungary was used the Black powder first time in the process of mining.

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Responsibilities of Mining Engineers

Mining engineers are not only concerned about extracting minerals from environment but also has the responsibility to keep surroundings safe from the wastes and pollution occurred during the process of mineral extraction.

Duties of Mining Engineers include feasibility study, construction of mines, maintenance of mines, designing engineering structures, ventilation and cooling in the mines transportation and marketing of minerals, etc.

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Eligibility & Courses

Mining Engineering courses are available at various levels that include

  • Diploma Courses in Mining and Mine Surveying Engineering – 3 years course
    Eligibility Criteria – Qualifying examination should be 10th/equivalent exam with minimum 50% marks.
  • B.E./B.Tech in Mining Engineering – 4 Years course
    Eligibility Criteria – Minimum educational qualification of 10+2 from the recognized educational board with at least 50% marks passed with PCM as the compulsory subjects.
  • ME/ M.Tech in Mining Engineering – 2 Years course
    Eligibility Criteria – After completion of B.E/B.Tech in the relevant discipline, you are eligible for PG courses.

Entrance Exam for UG – JEE Main 2017

Entrance Exam for PG – GATE 2017

The main subjects that are included in the course of mining engineering are:

  • Ventilation
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Planning
  • Materials Handling
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Minerals Processing
  • Ore Reserve Analysis
  • Industrial Management
  • Mine Cost Engineering
  • Mine Health and Safety
  • Environmental Aspects of Mining
  • Design of Engineering Structures

Admission

Aspiring candidates can apply for JEE Main for taking admission in undergraduate engineering courses. To get admission in IITs or NITs, it is must for the candidates to qualify the JEE Advanced examination. For master’s courses in engineering, students need to clear the GATE which is conducted once in a year.

Apart from these entrance exams, there are many other exams which provides admission to mining engineering. These are as follows:

  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test)
  • VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Examination)
  • AP & TS EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)

You can pursue mining engineering from the colleges of India as well as from abroad also. In abroad, the mining engineering is offered by the following institutions:

  • Curtin University of Technology
  • Mining Education Australia (MEA)
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland

Top engineering colleges of India that offers mining engineering are listed below:

  • Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Government Engineering College, Gujarat

Jobs & Career Opportunities

Mining engineers have a numerous career options. Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and UK provides profitable career opportunities to the eligible candidates.

In Mining engineering, there are enormous job opportunities are available in public sector or government organizations. Career scope in the field of teaching is also bright for candidates having master’s degree in mining engineering.

Top companies that recruits students in the field of mining engineering:

  • The Indian Bureau of Mines
  • Geological Survey of India
  • IPCL
  • Neyvelli Lignite Corporation
  • Essel Mining & Industries Ltd.
  • Hindustan Zinc Limited
  • Adani Mining Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Bharat Forge Limited
  • Cairn Energy
  • Coal India Ltd.
  • Damodar Valley Corporation
  • DRDO

Job Profiles

You will be appointed as:

  • Mining Engineer – Granite
  • Mining Engineering Technicians
  • Research Engineers- Data Mining
  • Deputy Chief Mechanical – Metals & Mining
  • Assistant Mining Engineer
  • Mining Engineer / Mine Planner
  • Technical Consultant- Mining Industries

Salary & Payscale

As compared to other professions, mining engineers earns the more remuneration in India. They will get the lucrative pay in the field of mining engineering. In India, they will receive an average salary of 6 to 8 lacs per year. Your salary will also depends on your skills and experienceengi, location and the organization you are working for. In US, the mean yearly salary of mining engineers is $90,070.

Books & Study Materials

Which books are best for me for the preparation of Mining Engineering?

Here we have listed some of the books for mining engineering:

  • Elements of Mining Technology Vol 1 – Deshmukh
  • Introductory Mining Engineering – Hartmann
  • Elements of Mining Technology Vol 2 – D.J Deshmukh
  • Mining Coal (Junior Reference Books) – John Davey
  • Mining Engineering Analysis – Christopher J Bise
  • The Mining Valuation Textbook – Victor Rudenno
  • Mining in World History – Martin Lynch
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production – Frank Jahn, Mark Cook, Mark Graham
  • SME Mining Reference Book – Raymond L.Lowrie
  • For any queries regarding Mining Engineering, you may leave your comments below.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    sir.. i am completed mining and mine surveying. and oen year experiance underground coal mines in wcl (cil)…..sir pls anyjob for me.

  2. Surender says:

    Sir I am completed b.tech in mechanical engineering
    Kya mining Mai carrier h mechanical engineer ka plz reply

  3. Aamir says:

    Sir what job we get after completing the mining n per month salary how much we can earn ?

  4. gorlapalli srinivas says:

    Sir,im doing diploma in mining at govt polytechnic Bellampalli I want information about of future send me mail

  5. parag Janbandhu says:

    B.E and B. Tech complete hone ke baad kitni salary milegi

  6. ANOOP KUMAR says:

    Sir, i complete my 12th from hbse september and received 66.2% and apply for partial improvement 2017 for eight subjects. But only one subject marks progress and other subjects same marks that before, Because my category general the eligibility is 75% for jee main. Is i’m eligible for again do my 12th from hbse or other stat board. And give me any solution please my future is very bad please tell me about this immidately.

  7. SAIRAJ. says :4th April 2017 says:

    I’m really join mining coarse after 10th completion I’m completed 10th class I would like to study in govt collage

  8. Pulgam thirupathi says:

    Am completed diploma mining recently ,what is next career of mining,This not there btec mining engg in Telangana.

  9. Alok Gupta says:

    Sir, after 10th I want to go in mining Insitute please tell me what is the total fee for 3 years in private and also in government sector.

  10. BIJOY PALIT says:

    sir,iam wanted to join diploma in mining engineer please, suggest me the college name & also i just want to know that what type of package are available in the market as soon as possible ,

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