Description

Mining engineers find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities. They design open pit and underground mines, supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations, and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants.

Mining engineers manage the safe, economic and environmentally friendly operation of mines. Some mining engineers work with geologists and metallurgical engineers to locate and appraise new ore deposits.

All Engineering courses have duration of five (5) years.

Subject Combination

English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Employers

Typical employers of mining engineers are mining companies, oil companies, engineering consultancy, construction companies, geological firms, etc.

Essential skills for Engineers

  • Effective technical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Project management skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Computer skills
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics

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