Mining Engineer

Unleashing the power of natural resources through engineering


Mining engineers are professionals who work in the extraction and processing of minerals and metals from the earth. They are responsible for the design, construction, operation and closure of mines as well as developing new mining technologies and practices. 

Moreover, they evaluate potential mining sites and select locations that are economically viable as well as environmentally sustainable. They design systems and processes for extracting minerals and metals from the earth. This may involve designing drilling and blasting techniques, developing conveyor systems and designing processing facilities. Furthermore, they are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to extract minerals and metals from the earth.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students need to pass 10+2 and acquire at least 50% marks in science stream from any recognised board. 
  • Aspirants can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or any other related field.   
  • Some National Level Entrance Exams are conducted, for that students need to clear the required ones to get admission in an UG Program. 

For Diploma

  • Candidates can choose a Diploma course in Mining Engineering after their grade 10.

Job Roles

The field of mining engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, mining engineering presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Mine Planner
  • Mineral explorer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Mining Engineering Technician
  • General Manager Mines
  • Mineral Processing Engineer
  • Research engineer

Employment Sector 

  • Mining Department of the Center
  • Mining Department of the States
  • Mineral Mining Industries
  • Drilling Agencies
  • Ore Production Companies
  • Ore Extraction Companies
  • Mining Drilling Suppliers

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the mining engineering field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Vedanta
  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd.
  • Hindustan Copper
  • Bharat Aluminium Company
  • National Aluminium Company Ltd. 
  • Mckinsey & Company
  • Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd.
  • Kudremukh Ltd.
  • Hindalco
  • Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a mining engineer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹6,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000


  • Knowledge in Website administration and design
  • Analytical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Higher Education
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Teamwork


Overall, the scope of mining engineering is broad and diverse, mining engineers may work in a variety of different areas depending on their interests and expertise. Mining engineering is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of the mining industry. As such, there are many opportunities for career growth and development in this field.


  • Excellent Salary Package
  • Opportunity to work in abroad
  • High in demand
  • Rapid Growth in Future
  • Job satisfaction


  • Stressful work
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Need to stay Up-to-date with Technology