Is petroleum engineering the same as mineral and mining?

I want to get a major in Petroleum Engineering and am looking for a college near Chicago. I am seeing that their are plenty of Mining and Mineral Engineering available nearby. Is that the samething?

One Response to “Is petroleum engineering the same as mineral and mining?”

  1. bustersmycat Says:

    not really. but some mineral and mining engineering might include petroleum engineering as part of the coursework. You need to ask. Mineral extraction and processing is really quite different from petroleum extraction and processing. I know quite a bit about the first and very little about the latter.