Mining Engineering

 Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering


The study/profession of applying scientific principles to the construction and maintenance of mines

Career Description

  • Assessing the commercial viability of new mining ventures;
  • Undertaking feasibility studies;
  • Modelling or designing potential mine sites;
  • Preparing plans for mines, for example, tunnels and shafts for underground mines;
  • Working with specialist software to support planning programmes;
  • Overseeing major construction projects and ensuring that operations run smoothly.

Jobs directly related to qualification

  • Mining Engineer
  • Mine Overseer
  • Site Engineer
  • Material Controller
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Technician



Sasol, Anglo Platinum, Anglo American, Exxaro,


Gold by David Hill

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Bursary Opportunities

Harmony Gold, Impala platinum, Petra diamonds, Sibanye Gold, Sasol, Exxaro, De Beers, FNB Fund, AfriSam, AEL, AECI, IDC, Lonmin Bursary, Mintek, Murray & Roberts, Phalaborwa Mining, GAST, Department of Mineral resources, BHP Billiton, Anglo American COAL, Anglo American Platinum, de Beers, Ekurhuleni, MQA, Kumba Iron Ore, SARS, WorlyParsons, Standard Bank.


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