All about B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering Course

Last updated: 28 Oct 2020

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What is Mining Engineering?

Mining Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the science, technology and application of extracting and processing minerals from natural environment. The mining engineering includes the extraction of valuable ores from the ground for processing and utilization. It involves all the phases of mining operations starting from exploration and discovery, feasibility development, production, processing and marketing.

Few lines about B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course aims to boost the knowledge and polishing the skills of students that are applicable in the mining industry. The course encompasses core courses elective and practical sessions related to mining industry.

The course structure is allocated according to the current trends in the mining industry and their requirements. The course trains the students on various aspects of mining like surveying, exploration, planning, cost estimation, extraction and processing of minerals, metals and other natural resources from the earth.


The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with science background can join to B.Tech/BE courses.The students interested in joining B.Tech/BE courses are required to qualify competitive exams like CET/COMED-K/JEE with high marks in order to get merit seats in various colleges.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join to B.Tech/BE courses by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering degree should mandatorily appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allots the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in PUC or 10+2.

There are two types of counselling for the B.Tech/BE students

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE programmes in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

2. COMED-K Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed universities for engineering programmes.

Direct Admission 

The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering students will be studying the following subjects during course duration

Sl No Subjects of Study


Earth Processes




General Mining




Surveying and Map Preparation


Economic Analysis


Earth’s Crust






Exploration and Field Mapping


Strength of Materials






Mine Systems


Soil Mechanics


Rock Mechanics


Mineral Deposits


Structural Analysis


Environmental Issues


Applied Analysis


Mine Ventilation


Mineral and natural Resource Law


Applied Geomechanics


Senior Design


Electrical Engineering


Mine Development


Introduction to Geology


Mineral Exploration


Mine Surveying


Introduction to Mining Technology


System Engineering


Surface Mining Technology


Rock Mechanics & Ground Control


Material Handling Systems


Mineral Processing Technology


Engineering Economics and Industrial Management


Rock Mechanics


Mineral Processing


Underground Coal & Metal Mining Technology


Surface Mining Technology


Operations Research


Mine Environmental Engineering


Mine Legislation and Safety Engineering


Advanced Coal Mining Technology


Advanced Surface Mining


Mine Planning


Ecology and Environmental Management


Remote Sensing


Mining of Deep-Seated Deposits


Economics & Mine Management


Small Scale Mining



Career & Scope

 There is a huge demand for skilled B.Tech/BE Mining Engineers. They are usually hired in large scale mining companies. They are well-paid and can expect better career roles.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering students will earn around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 8 lakhs to 16 lakhs per annum.

Top Organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering students

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Mining engineering students are:

  • Coal India
  • Adani Mines
  • Tata Mines
  • Reliance Extractions
  • Hatti Gold Mines
  • SAIL India

Placement Opportunities

Some of the job roles available are:

Mine Managers: The mine managers are responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the activities of a mine. They are responsible for planning future mine production, overseeing the development and tunnelling of the mine and inspecting the mine for danger. Mine managers also carry out generic management duties, such as hiring staff and coordinating and negotiating with suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders.

Mine Operations Manager: The operations managers oversee project engineering activities during the construction phase of the mine. They are responsible for facility planning, process engineering, maintenance and application of automation and advanced technology and engineering work relating to project development.

Mine Planners: The mine planners examine mining methods and equipment to improve performance, prepare drilling and blasting strategies, develop production strategies & assist with estimating mine plan costs and economic evaluations.

Mine Ventilation Engineers: The mine ventilation engineer ensures a steady supply of fresh & clean air for miners to work in. This means controlling heat and humidity levels that quickly can become overwhelming inside mines and removing noxious gases that may come from the Earth itself as well as the carbon dioxide generated by miners.

Final Lines

B.Tech/BE Mining Engineering students are required in large number, the last decade saw a steep increase in the demand for skilled B.Tech/BE Mining Engineers. They are highly paid professionals and expect excellent career growth opportunities in the field. The students with a passion towards mining can join to this course.

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