Mining engineering deals with the extraction of minerals from the earth. Mining is a broad field that involves many other engineering fields for the extraction and processing of minerals from earth such as geology, mineral processing and metallurgy,.
It involves the estimation of the natural resources, planning and development of underground and open pit mines of metallic and non-metallic minerals such as Copper, Iron, Coal, China-clay, Granites, etc.
What do Meining Engineers do?
Manage and oversee mining production processes
Assess the commercial aspects of new mining projects
Design new mine sites
Prepare plans for mines, tunnels and shafts for underground mines
oversee construction projects and ensure that the operations run smoothly
Ensure the safety of the site and miners
Scope of Mining Engineering in Pakistan
Mining Engineering has a good scope in Pakistan. It is a vast field. With the world resources being consumed at a high rate, the demand of discovering more mining sites is increasing. Students should be encouraged to explore opportunities in this innovative and basic field of engineering to make their future bright. List of Job sectors of Mining engineering is given below.
Miners and refiners of metals such as aluminum and copper;
Engineering Colleges & Universities
Surveying & Research Companies
Engineering & Scientific Journals
Atomic plants (Uranium extraction & Enrichment)
Related Fields of Mining Engineering
Many fields are related to Mining Engineering. If you cannot find a university near you offering metallurgical engineering you can seek admission in the following fields: