Mining Engineering GTU Code - 22

Introduction
Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as geology, mineral processing and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying.
Mining Engineers may work in offices or on mine sites. Depending on the type of mine, they may work in the open above ground, or underground where it can be cramped. Mining Engineers must be prepared to travel and will often stay away from home for extended periods. They may be required to live on site away from home, or to work on a fly in fly out basis. FIFO commonly involves flying in for a certain period of time whilst the Mining Engineer would be on site, and then flying home for periods when they are off work. Mining Engineers will often get to see the world as if working for large international companies, their job will often involve international travel.