BEng Mining Engineering UP
The profession of the mining engineer encompasses a wide spectrum of engineering work, from mine evaluation to industrial control. For instance, he may undertake the evaluation of a new mining project as soon as the discovery and geological confirmation of a mineral deposit have been completed. If such a mineral deposit is found to be viable, mining engineers will design the mine to exploit the mineral deposit. Where the mineral deposit is close to the surface, an open-cast mine will be preferred, but for deeper deposits, an underground mine will be planned. A mining engineer will co-ordinate the construction of such a mine and bring it to the stage where it starts producing. A typical mine has a lifespan of 20 to perhaps 100 years. The design of the mining excavations with their equipment and services, the planning of all the activities and the management of the operation at all levels are the responsibility of the mining engineers. They will also provide expert advice or control drift building, rock breaking, rock drilling, blasting, mechanical tunnel development, mine climate control, mine ventilation, air conditioning, air purification, water purification, studies of rock mechanics, support of excavations, devising mining methods as well as design and development of equipment.