Being a mining engineer is about setting up processes to efficiently extract resources and minerals from the ground by evaluating, supervising and designing the construction of a mine. Behind this, there are economic and environmental aspects the mining engineering has to take into account.
Mining engineers can work in corporate head offices of mining organizations or as consultants; they can work in research centres, universities or in mining sites.
What you might do in a mining engineering internship?
- Mine planning and design
- Organize and coordinate mining staff
- Set up the most suitable and efficient mining method
- Select equipment, vehicles and machineries needed
- Assure safety on site
- Land restoration and rehabilitation