B.Tech Mining Engineering - Course Overview

Duration: 4 yrs |Mode: Regular|

1 (Courses) 71 (Institute)

About B.Tech Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the practices, theories, technology, science and application of extraction and processing of mineral resources. The study also includes extraction of rare elements and metals.

It is an essential field of engineering as it contributes directly to the economy of the nation. Apart from extracting natural resources, this branch also deals with various mining laws. Students are taught the mining legislation for awareness in this field.

B.Tech in Mining Engineering will cover different aspects that need to be considered while exploring an area for minerals and the mining procedures that will not create an imbalance in the ecological cycle of the area. 

Mining Engineering also imparts education and training regarding surveying, planning, exploration, cost estimation, extraction and processing of metals, minerals and other natural resources that are obtained from the earth.

    B.Tech - Mining Engineering Syllabus

    First Year:

    Professional Communication

    Environmental Studies

    Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

    Engineering Mathematics – 1

    Engineering Physics

    Engineering Mathematics – 2

    Engineering Chemistry

    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

    Technical Communication

    Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering

    Engineering Drawing

    Fundamentals of Computer


    Second Year:

    Surveying and Map Preparation

    Underground Mine Environment – 1

    Mining Geology – 1

    Numerical Methods

    Fluid Mechanics

    Mining Geology – 2

    Strength of Material

    Mining Machinery – 1

    Mining Machinery – 2

    Rock Mechanics

    Electrical Engineering – 1

    Mine Development


    Third Year:

    Ground Control

    Surface Mining – 2

    Mineral Processing

    Underground Coal Mining – 2

    Underground Mine Environment – 2

    Environmental Management in Surface Mines

    Electrical Engineering – 2

    Computer Applications in Mining

    Mineral Deposits

    Elective - Humanities

    Mining Survey

    Exploration and Field Mapping


    Fourth Year:

    Mine Management

    Mine Planning

    Industrial Training

    Underground Metalliferous Mining

    Mine Economics


    Mine Disaster

    Applied Geo-mechanics

    Mining Machinery – 3

    Mine Legislation

    Mineral and Natural Resource Law


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    Career Options and Job Prospects

    Jobs after pursuing B.Tech in mining engineering are available in government, PSUs as well as private firms. Many enthusiasts also go on to pursue research in this field to explore different ways of mineral and resource extraction. Following are some of the jobs that are available in this field:

    • Assistant Mining Engineer
    • Mining Engineer
    • Mining Engineering Technician
    • Mineral Processing Engineer
    • Mineral Explorer
    • Deputy Chief Mechanical
    • Mine Planner
    • Executive Mine Manager
    • Technical Consultant
    • Drilling engineer
    • Research Engineer

    Some of the overseas companies also offer jobs to students who have pursued Mining Engineering from IITs, ISM Dhanbad and other reputed colleges.


    What are the top colleges offering B.Tech - Mining Engineering courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (Nagpur) , Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) , Delhi Technological University (New Delhi) , BITS Pilani-K K Birla Goa Campus (Goa) , Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Tech - Mining Engineering or not.

    What is the duration of the course B.Tech - Mining Engineering ?

    B.Tech - Mining Engineering is a 4 year course.

    Get details of best colleges for B.Tech - Mining Engineering.