Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is the science of extraction and processing of essential natural minerals from the environment. The discipline involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. Mining engineering also includes processing minerals for additional value. A mining engineer learns the technology and theory of mineral extraction without causing any harm to the surroundings where the extraction activity takes place. Mining engineers are not only supposed to extract and process minerals but it is required of them to do the same in a responsible manner without affecting the environment due to the activity. Mining engineering contributes a lot in tapping a country’s natural resources and in the process helps in the growth of the economy.