Geological/Mining Engineering

Geological/Mining Engineering

Geological and Mining engineers design mines that are safe to remove minerals such as coal and metals for use in manufacturing and utilities. Some different job duties of mining and geological engineers do are:

  • Design open-pit and underground mines
  • Supervise construction of mine shafts and tunnels
  • Design plans for transporting minerals to manufacturing plants
  • Monitor mine production to ensure operations are running smoothly
  • Provide solutions to problems

Geological engineers search for mineral deposits and possible mineral testing sites.

Mining engineers often specialize in one mineral or metal, like coal or gold.

Geological and Mining Engineers need a bachelor’s degree.

University of North Dakota offers a bachelor’s degree program in Geological engineering. It is important that the university programs in engineering are accredited by the organization ABET

University of North Dakota:

You can find free online games to play that are relative to mining/geological engineering:

Mining Truck 2:

Dig Dug:

Here is a link with a few different at home activities that can be done:

There are a couple societies and associations mining and geological engineers can be a part of:

Association of Environmental Engineers and Geologist:

The Geological Society of America:

The National Society for Professional Engineers:



ND State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 723 Memorial Highway Bismarck, ND 58504 Phone: 701-258-0786 Email: