Also known as Mineral Engineering.
DISCIPLINE FOCUS: Mining engineers are concerned with the processing and extraction of minerals and metals. They are responsible to find routes that maximize extraction, design underground mines, supervise the mining and transportation process, and ensure the workers’ safety. Additionally, mining engineers can also find ways to minimize environmental damage as a result of mining.
IMPROVING THE WORLD THROUGH MINING ENGINEERING: With mining engineers, the minerals extraction process can be a lot more efficient and safe. They also help protect nature by minimizing environmental damage.
POSSIBLE JOBS: Mining engineers can be involved in work related to mine planning, mine management, and underground and open pit mine design.