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Mineral Engineer

Mineral engineers design and create systems that are used to locate, extract, and transport natural resources. They develop and design new mineral equipment and make sure that the mineral procedures used are safe and efficient. Increasingly, mineral engineers focus their attention on creating mineral equipment and techniques that are as friendly to the environment as possible.

Career Options

  • Generally
  • the larger mineral companies tend to provide the most well-structured career development programs and offer more opportunities for promotion. Career development varies widely within the field as a whole. Mineral engineers who stay in the UK may work in office-based roles
  • working for international mineral companies. These types of opportunities can lead to additional managerial and strategic responsibilities. Others may progress into working in mining finance or working on a consultancy basis for mining companies. Qualified mineral engineers also progress into roles within quarry management
  • IT and construction.

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream

Personal Skills

  • • Team work skills and the ability to manage and motivate people; • Project management skills; • Analytical and problem-solving skills; • Communication and presentation skills; • Time management and planning skills
  • as well as the ability to prioritize your workload; • Financial and budgeting skills; • A good knowledge of IT and specialist software; • A willingness to travel and spend time away from home; • An outgoing and self-reliant nature;

Courses to be pursued

  • • BE/ME(Hons) (Mining Engineering) • B.tech/M.tech (Mining Engineering)

Top Colleges

  • IIT, Kharagpur Address: IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302 Phone: 03222 255 221 http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/
  • ISM,Dhanbad Address: Sardar Patel Nagar, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004 Phone: 0326 223 5004 http://www.iitism.ac.in/

Working Conditions

Mineral engineers may work in offices, laboratories or on mine sites. Depending on the type of mine, those working on-site may work outside in most weather conditions, or underground in cramped, enclosed spaces. Mineral engineers work in mines all over Western Australia, from the mineral sands mines in Bunbury and the South West, coal mining in Collie, gold mining in Boddington and the Goldfields, to iron ore mining in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions. Often they must be prepared to live on site away from home or work on a fly-in, fly-out basis, which involves working on site for a period of time and then returning home for a break. Many mineral engineers work for large, global companies and may be required to travel overseas for work.

Top Companies

  • Bharat Aluminum Company Limited (BALCO) ADDRESS: BHARAT ALUMINIUM COMPANY LIMITED ALUMINIUM SADAN CORE - 6, SCOPE OFFICE COMPLEX, LODI ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 003 www.balcoindia.com
  • Hindustan Copper Limited Address: 2th Floor, North Tower, Core 2, Scope Minar, Dist Centre, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092 Phone: 011 2244 8036 http://www.hindustancopper.com/

Successful Persons

Dr. Chandrani Prasad Verma

Dr. Chandrani Prasad Verma fought tough odds to become India’s first female mining engineer. Chandrani completed B. E (Mining Engineering) from Ramdeobaba Engineering College, Nagpur, in the first position, with merit, in 1999.

Prof. (Dr.) Subir Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Prof. (Dr.) Subir Kumar Mukhopadhyay has brilliant academic records. He stood First in First Class in B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from B.H.U., and was awarded B.H.U. Gold Medal from B.H.U. and Roberton Medal from MGMI in 1970. He was the only student in his batch to receive Engineering Hons., the then the largest batch produced from B.H.U. He secured 9.57 CGPA out of 10, in M.Tech. (Mining Engineering) at I.I.T. Kharagpur, which is still the ‘record highest marks’ scored so far in the Department since 1990. He obtained Ph. D. in Mining Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and he was recommended to be awarded D.Sc. by the foreign examiner. He obtained S.C.C. and F.C.C. (Second and First Class Mine Managers’ Certificate of Competency) for Metalliferous Mines (Unrestricted) from D.G.M.S., Dhanbad and also possesses the Mine Surveyors’ (Coal) certificate of competency.

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