Mining and Mineral Engineering Major

A Mining and Mineral Engineering major/degree is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of mineral extraction, processing and refining systems, including open pit and shaft mines, prospecting and site analysis equipment and instruments, environmental and safety systems, mine equipment and facilities, mineral processing and refining methods and systems, and logistics and communications systems.

Includes instruction in foundational courses such as calculus, English, chemistry, geology, mining, and physics as well as a broad spectrum of engineering courses.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering major/degree (use the College Search feature and enter "mineral engineering” or “mining” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering?

With a major/degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering, the career opportunities can be abundant.  Various job titles include (but are not limited to) mine engineer, minerologist, or geological engineer.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mining and Mineral Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Mining and Mineral Engineering