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Ingeniero de minas (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Mining engineer
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Ingeniero de minas
    Mining engineer (EN)
    Ingénieur des mines (FR)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    • Decree of 10 March 1934. Delimitation of Attributions.

    • Act 22/1973, of 21 July, on Mines.

    • Royal Decree 863/1985, approving the General Regulation of Basic Standards for Mine Safety.

    • Act 38/1999 on Construction Planning.

    • Royal Decree 1278/2003, of 10 October, which approves the General Statutes of the Professional Bodies for Mining and its National Board.

    • Order of the Ministry of Science and Innovation CIN/310/2009, dated 9 February (Official State Gazette of 18 February, 2009), establishing the verification requirements of official university degrees that qualify for the practice of the profession of mining engineer.

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Asesoría, análisis, diseño, cálculo, proyecto, planificación, dirección, gestión, construcción, mantenimiento, conservación y explotación en los campos de la ingeniería civil, gestión del medio ambiente, Recursos hidráulicos y recursos energéticos, edificación, estructuras y construcción, urbanismo y ordenación del territorio.


    Consulting, analysis, design, calculation, drafting, planning, management, operation, construction, maintenance, conservation and operation in the fields of civil engineering; environmental management; water and energy resources; building, structures and construction; urban and regional planning.

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