B.Tech. in Mining Engineering

About the Course:

Mining engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the practices, theories, technology, science and application of extraction and processing of mineral resources. The study also includes extraction of rare elements and metals.
It is an essential field of engineering as it contributes directly to the economy of the nation. Apart from extracting natural resources, this branch also deals with various mining laws. Students are taught the mining legislation for awareness in this field.
B.Tech in Mining Engineering will cover different aspects that need to be considered while exploring an area for minerals and the mining procedures that will not create an imbalance in the ecological cycle of the area.
Mining Engineering also imparts education and training regarding surveying, planning, exploration, cost estimation, extraction and processing of metals, minerals and other natural resources that are obtained from the earth.

Duration 4 Years
Intake 60
Course Fees 46000/-
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 or Equivalent with Physics,Maths as Compulsory Subject

Integrated course available if any.

Salient Features:

The Mining sector in India is male-dominated as females are barred from taking up this course in almost all the colleges. Few colleges have started admitting female candidates to their mining engineering programs from the academic year 2016-17 onwards. Currently, ISM Dhanbad and IIT Kharagpur, and IIT (BHU) offer admission to its mining engineering courses. BTech Mining Engineering graduates usually earn more remuneration as compared to the other BTech specializations in India. Mining engineers often earn an average salary of INR 6 to 8 lakhs annually. The salary of the BTech Mining Engineering graduates primarily depends on the skills, experience, location, and the organization one works in

Key areas of study:

Mining Geology, Strength of Material, Mining Machinery, Rock Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Mine Development, Ground Control, Surface Mining, Mineral Processing, Underground Coal Mining, Underground Mine Environment, Environmental Management in Surface Mines, Computer Applications in Mining, Mineral Deposits, etc

Program Education Objectives:

The Program Educational Objectives for the Mining Engineering program describe accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within five to seven years after graduation are
1.To develop the analytical and logical aptitude amongst students to quickly adapt to new work environments, assimilate new information, and problems solving.
2.To provide students with a sound foundation in the science, mathematics, engineering fundamentals, and their field applications.
3.A graduate must have the background and necessary perspective to pursue postgraduate/doctoral/post-doctoral education. A graduate must be able to work with professionals in related fields over the spectrum of Mining engineering especially planning, designing, executing, and monitoring various mining systems.
4. To provide exposure to new cutting edge technologies to the students and to motivate them to take up new challenges to solve the problems faced by society and nation through research and development.
5. To inculcate self-learning, discipline, and leadership qualities with good communication skills in students and to introduce them to the holistic approach of working in a team according to the codes of professional practice

Program Outcomes:

The graduates of Mining Engineering will be able to:
1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of a complex engineering problem.
2: Problem analysis: Identity, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences
3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems of Mining engineering especially planning, designing, executing, and monitoring of various mining systems.

4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
5: Modern tool usage: Create, mining/mi1ct, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex mining engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities mining/mi1vant to the professional engineering practice.
7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes:

After the successful completion of the B.Tech program in Mining Engineering, the graduates will be able to:
1. Apply science, engineering, mathematics through differential and integral calculus, complex variables to solve Mining and Mineral engineering problems.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of software, hardware, And Field to be required to practice Mining engineering profession.
3. Use the concepts of Mining Engineering to design and implement Mine Machine design, Borehole design. Geological Data, by DATAMINE and SURPAC.

Industry Partner:

SECL, NMDC, Vedanta, Aditya Birla

Placement Opportunities:

The mining engineers have to possess certain skills to get proper placements in various mining and industrial sectors. Some of the skills are:

  • Engineering Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Project Management

They can get placement opportunities in various sector companies like:

  • Fertilizer Companies
  • Coal Companies
  • R&D Labs and Firms
  • Oil & Gas Exploration Companies
  • Private Mineral Processing and Extracting Firms

Job Scope:

 Jobs after pursuing B.Tech in mining engineering are available in government, PSUs as well as private firms. Many enthusiasts also go on to pursue research in this field to explore different ways of mineral and resource extraction. Following are some of the jobs that are available in this field:

  • Assistant Mining Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Engineering Technician
  • Mineral Processing Engineer
  • Mineral Explorer
  • Deputy Chief Mechanical
  • Mine Planner
  • Executive Mine Manager
  • Technical Consultant
  • Drilling engineer
  • Research Engineer

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Course Features

  • Lectures 0
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  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
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