Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering is an engineering discipline with a broad working area and uses the basic engineering principles of geology, geophysics, civil, mechanical, physical, chemistry, electrical, metallurgy, thermodynamic, computer and environment sciences for the exploration, excavating, producing and processing of natural ores. The mining and mineral processing industry is one of the industries that contributes significantly to the nation’s economy.

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering uses the fundamentals of many engineering disciplines for the exploration of ores, determination of ore bodies and reserves, economic analysis of ore reserves, excavating, producing and processing of natural ores.  Mining and mineral processing engineers care about the Economy-Safety-Environment triangle when doing their professional jobs.

The raw materials produced from natural ores as a result of activities of mining and mineral processing engineers meet the need of raw materials for different industries. The raw materials used in the iron-steel, other metals, non-metalic industrial materials, ceramic, cement, construction, energy, automotive, paint, chemistry, detergent, paper and plastic industries can only be produced by mining and mineral processing activities. Briefly, mines and mine products are the engine of industry.

Mininig and Mineral Processing Engineering Education

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering is an engineering discipline with a broad working area and uses the basic engineering and science principles in mining activities. We provide high quality basic engineering education for undergraduate students and specialized education (Ms. PhD.) for postgraduate students with our academic faculty staff experienced in different branches.

Mining and mineral processing engineers who will receive their bachelor degrees from the mining and mineral processing engineering undergraduate program possess the following skills, knowledge, and abilities.

  1. Professional engineering ethics,
  2. The abilitity to prepare work environments in accordance with occupational health and safety rules,
  3. The ability to identify problems in mining sector,
  4. The ability to use engineering knowledge to solve the problems in the mining sector,
  5. The ability to collect, analyse, model and interpret data and to prepare technical reports,
  6. The ability to produce innovative, modern and environmental-friendly mining technologies
  7. The ability to research and be inquisitive and professional in their career,
  8. The ability to take responsibility, act independently, and use initiative,
  9. The ability to use modern computer programs in mining,
  10. The ability to use the foreign language in mining to work internationally,
  11. The ability to participate effectively in interdisciplinary teamwork projects to solve the problems,
  12. Knowing the mine resources of our country and improving productive projects to use them,
  13. Having knowledge about current and modern issues and being an intellectual individual,
  14. The ability to have effective verbal and written skills and to express oneself,
  15. The ability to know the importance of lifelong learning.

Duties of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineers

  • The exploration of ores and determination of ore deposits
  • The determination of ore deposits reserves and their economic value
  • The determination of a mining method and project design
  • The planning of infrastructure for mine-sites
  • The determination of a mining excavating method
  • The enrichment of mineral processing of ores to obtain quality concentrations
  • Mineral processing plant design and projects
  • Gold, platin and other precious metal production and concentration
  • Recycling of mining wastes and development ofnon-waste mining technology
  • Development of environmentally-friendly mining technology
  • Preparation of raw materials for the cement and ceramic industry
  • Increasing the productivity of current mining and concentration plants
  • Preparation of a “Environmental impact assessment report” for mine-sites and the re-cultivation of abandoned mine-sites
  • Product quality checking with product analysis
  • Occupational safety inspection for work-place and workers