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Both fields are good in their own way. You alone can decide what is best for you depending on your strengths and weaknesses. Career wise, both are promising with great prospects of growth. Here's a preview for you to decide what is best for you.
Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, theory, science, technology and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.
After completing your mining engineering, you can work in different organisations such as-
• Mining Engineer
• Mine Planner
• Site Manager-Civil Electrical Mining Engineer
• Assistant Manager/Deputy Manager-Mining (Corporate Office)
• Date Mining Expert
On the other hand, Petroleum engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons which can be either crude oil or natural gas.
After completing your petroleum engineering, you can work in different organisations such as-
• Drilling Engineer
• An Entrepreneur
• Oil and Gas Analyst
• Environmental or Safety Specialist
Both the fields are good and have different values and career scope. You can opt for any of these courses according to your interest and abilities.
You can compare career by using our Compare Career ToolPosted by HTCampus Expert , Mon 17 Dec 2012
hi.... i think petroleum engineering has a very promising future and is a better field than mining engineering. There are these institutes in Meghalaya UTM n UPES...both have petroleum engineeringg and i think one of them has mining as well. You should chk der. Even they might be able to guide u if u visit them.Posted by Akshaya , Tue 18 Dec 2012