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Masters in Mining Engineering

Mining engineering concerns the extraction of natural minerals from the Earth and the processing of these minerals into more efficient, user-friendly forms, whilst having minimal environmental impact. A Masters in Mining Engineering will introduce you to the different extraction methods, giving you a detailed understanding of how complex mining systems work together to help meet demand, and preparing you for mining engineering jobs through practical assignments and field trips.

Read on to find out more about common Masters in Mining Engineering degree types, entry requirements, career options and specializations.

Key Skills

Mining engineering key skils

Common skills gained from a mining engineering degree include:

  • Numerical skills
  • Knowledge of specialized computer programs
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organization skills
  • Teamwork
  • Strong technical skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical thinking and decision-making
  • Writing skills
  • Specialist skills in mining engineering practices
  • Research skills
  • Time-management and planning skills
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues related to mining
  • Environmental awareness