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Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.
Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Process Engineer (Mining)
Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting petroleum or natural gas from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Mud Engineer, Petrophysical Engineer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 11,700 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is required. Four in five workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Mining Engineers who can communicate clearly, have strong interpersonal skills and work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Working out sizes, distances, and amounts; or time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.