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Drilling and Blasting Technology

Unfold the fundamentals of mining engineering through Drilling and Blasting Technology course


IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL

About the Course

This course aims to cover the fundamentals of the drilling and blasting process during rock excavation. The two most important aspects of Rock Geology are taught to make students ready for the excavation ahead. This predominantly popular technique deals with surface and sub-surface excavation and this course will help students understand all the processes, engineering and economic feasibility involved in doing so. It is a 3 months course where esteemed Professor Kaushik Dey will teach all the ins and outs of Drilling and Blasting of Mining Engineering. This will help students gain knowledge and be proficient in this Mining Engineering field.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

The students of Mining Engineering can take up this course as it delves into the mechanism of rock drilling and rock excavation. Several important aspects which are quite relevant like Controlled blasting techniques, Cast blasting techniques, Hot hole blasting techniques, Underwater blasting, and Demolition blasting are covered in this course. This overall gives a great exposure to the techniques and methods of rock anatomy and its workings. Further students will learn the following:

Techniques and safety of rock blasting- a thorough tutorial
Special blasting techniques
Explosive properties
Basics of ground vibration and structural damage types and precautions

This course is quite beneficial course as it explores the sector of Mining Engineering to its core. Students with good knowledge and interest in the rocks and mining industry will find this course quite interesting. The techniques learnt will be practically used in the field and thus, this course can never be a waste. Some of the students who will be interested in this course may be from the following backgrounds:

Mining Engineering
Civil Engineering
This course is of 3 months or 12 weeks duration. A total of 2284 students have enrolled in this course while 323 are registered and 215 have gained their certificate for the same.
Course is designed in a way that is universally acceptable.
Students will get certified according to their performance. Such include: Elite + Gold, Elite, Successfully Completed, No Certificate


Field of Study:Drilling and Blasting Technology
Type:Free Certificate Course
Duration:Around 3 months
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from 4 LPA, depending upon your skills, experience, company, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Mining Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Archeologist