Mining Engineer Course and Career Info Description
You need to have a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering if you want to become a mining engineer. To be able to practice your profession though, you will also need to pass the licensure examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission. B.S. in Mining Engineering prepares you for mine working. You will be taught here about the different mineral deposits and how they can be mined efficiently, safely, and profitably. The college course also teaches you about the different theories, concepts, methods, processes, and applications in mining. In addition to this, you will also be taught how to prepare plans for the mines such as making plans for shafts and tunnels and creating mine layout.
Cost of Education:
B.S. in Mining Engineering is a five-year course, and the whole college program is going to cost you anywhere from P160,000 to about P200,000.
Top Universities for Course:
- Saint Louis University in Baguio
- Mapua Institute of Technology
- University of the Philippines in Diliman
- Adamson University
- Cebu Institute of Technology University
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Course Skills and Factors
- Hardworking and organized
- Has good ethics and self-discipline
- Physically and mentally fit
- Has love for the job
- Has a creative and analytical mind
- Able to work with a team as well as independently
- Able to accept accountability and responsibility
- Good mathematical skills
- Good communication skills, both oral and verbal
- Good computer skills
- Skill in identifying and analyzing problems as well as looking for solutions
- Good decision-making skills
- The primary responsibility of a mining engineer is to see to it that there is an efficient and safe mine construction. Because they plan the mine construction, it is their responsibility to see to it that the mine will be operating properly. There is good power supply; there is good drainage and ventilation; and there is good lighting throughout the mine. He also coordinates with other professionals in the implementation of the plan. Other duties include investigating and studying mineral deposits and determining how to extract them efficiently and safely. Mining engineers also see to it that the mining regulations and laws are met, especially when it comes to explosive use.
Career Outlook and Global Demand
Countries that are hiring Filipino mining engineers are Angola, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Indonesia.
The starting salary is usually at P20,000 to P25,000. Overseas tough, you can earn about P100,000 to P130,000.
Opportunities for Advancement:
A mining engineer can be a sampler or a surveyor. He can also be a geologist when he first starts working for a company. But with experience and skills, he can become a consultant or even a researcher. He could also work as a professor in universities and colleges.