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Mining Engineer & Metallurgist Career Information

What a Mining Engineer & Metallurgist does

Abilities & Traits Required


To enter this field you need a Bachelors course: BTech Mining Engineering or BE Mining Engineering or BSc Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery, Mineral Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Surface Mining and Metallurgy. The minimum requirement is 10+2 with science.

The BTech or BSc courses are for a period of four years. There are also diploma courses in Mining and Metallurgy after Class 10. After graduation you could do your Masters (MTech) with specialisation in Mineral Exploration, Mineral Machinery, Mineral Engineering, Mining, Mine Planning or Mechanisation.


As a graduate Engineer Trainee/Executive/Management trainee, your starting salary could Be around Rs.35000-45000 a month or more.

With a diploma you can expect a starting salary of about Rs 20000-25000 or more a month. Depending on the company, your salary as a Mining Engineer may vary from Rs 30000 – Rs 40000 a month in the beginning.

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