Mining Engineering is an engineering discipline. Mining Engineering applies science in mechanics (especially in rock mechanics) and machinery technology, as well as the science and technology in other disciplines such as physics, materials science, chemistry, and business management, to extract minerals from the earth. Mining Engineering is associated with other disciplines, such as Mineral Processing, Geology, Metallurgy, and Geotechnical Engineering. Research in Mining Engineering at Oulu Mining School covers the following themes: mining optimization, mining methods, rock fracture under static and dynamic loads, rock drilling and boring, rock blasting and rock fragmentation, tunnelling, vibration reduction, rock support, rock mass classification, rock bursts and seismic events, ventilation, mining safety, mining economy, efficiency of mining energy, and efficiency of resource recovery.
Last updated: 6.2.2019