As a mining engineer, you will be designing and executing safe and efficient mechanisms for the removal of minerals such as coal and metals from mines for manufacturing and utilities.
Mining engineers mostly work on mining operations in remote locations.They typically design and develop mines and determine the best way to extract metals or minerals to get the most out of deposits and plan how the metals or minerals will be extracted in efficient and environment-friendly ways.
Studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths at the 10+2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into engineering courses.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is Mining Engineering. You can either go for a B.Tech or a dual degree (5 year Integrated B.Tech/M.Tech).
After completing the UG degree, you can pursue an M.Tech in Mining Engineering.
After pursuing Master’s, you can go for a doctoral level degree if you are interested in direct PhD if your profile (including projects, research papers, and internships) and research proposal is excellent.
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Mining engineers should have good analytical skills. They have to critically analyse maps and other details and should also plan for the sustainable use of resources.
Mining engineers will have to make many critical decisions regarding mine production, safety of workers, and many other issues like pollution and restoration of the land used for mining. They should have the ability for long term planning after considering every aspect.
Logical thinking is very important for mining engineers. They have to think in a very coherent and rational way. They should always have the ability to think critically and then take a decision.
Mining engineers must explore, plan and design reclamation projects. They should be able to anticipate, identify and formulate immediate solutions to several problems in their work.
Mining engineers have to conduct research and provide the reports and recommendations to the other workers. They should be able to effectively communicate about the ideas and planned activities to others.
Mining engineers should have the ability to work in a team and should be able to manage and motivate people.