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Bachelor Programme in Mineral Resource Engineering

180 Credits, Programme, bachelor's level
Sustainable use of natural resources is important in the green transition we are facing. With this unique programme you learn to meet the need for minerals and metals for tomorrow's products. The education is in collaboration with leading companies for the industry.

The mineral resource engineering program gives you tools and methods to explore and extract, battery metals, steel and rare earth metals for wind turbines or copper for our mobile phones. Meeting tomorrow's challenges requires an understanding of how the earth works and how minerals and metals are found, mined and recycled, thus contributing to a sustainable use of our natural resources. The education is conducted in close collaboration with leading companies which means that you get contacts in working life early during the education.

Description

To meet the challenges of tomorrow, while minimizing environmental impact, graduates with unique expertise are required. A systematic knowledge over the entire value chain of minerals and metals is necessary, as well as an understanding of the Earth system, and specific knowledge of methods and processes to create a sustainable value chain. Through the unique structure of this educational program and in close collaboration with leading companies in the field, you as a student will already during your first year take part in real industrial challenges and issues, while getting to see future professional roles and network with employers.

After graduation you will be able to contribute to a sustainable use of minerals resources and to act in a global digitalized world. The program aims at educating you with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to contribute to the green transition and the subsequent increased demand for metals. The program is given in English and is open to students from all over the world. Courses focus on all the steps required in the entire value chain to explore, mine, extract, and recycle metal and minerals and how environmental, social, and economic aspects are handled, such as water, by-products, and waste.

During the first two years, you will take a project course that deals with the entire value chain for minerals and metals. The courses are given in collaboration with industry and have both practical and theoretical parts, such as experiments and field exercises. The project courses run in parallel with basic courses such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, mineralogy, and an introduction to earth sciences. This is the base you as an individual will need to understand problems and create solutions for the needs of the industry and society. In the third year, you will study human work science, raw material economics, and mathematical statistics, and deepen your knowledge through elective courses. This gives you the opportunity to impact your study plan and your own competences and skills for your upcoming career.

We have a long tradition of collaboration both in education and in research with world-leading companies in the field of exploration-, mining- and analysis companies, technology suppliers, as well as metallurgical industry, recycling companies, environmental consultants, and authorities. In combination, it gives us the opportunity to lead educational development in the field to create a unique international programme that trains people who are educated to meet future challenges. This also provide you as a student with the opportunity to integrate cutting edge research in conjunction with industry partners into your studies in project-oriented courses and the final thesis project.

After the bachelor's degree, you can continue your education by applying to one of our master's programs to specialize in the subject area.

Labour market

You get a broad technical competence in mineral resource engineering, and can work in the mining and minerals industry, in consulting companies, government organisations, the metal and recycling industry in Sweden and internationally. The sectors along the value chain are growing consistently, especially in green transitions, sustainability and electrification. It´s expected a high demand for competences taught in this programme in these sectors.

Application
Bachelor Programme in Mineral Resource Engineering, International students,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-85014
2023-01-16
10
Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and have documented skills in English language +

Upper secondary school courses English 6, Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 or Mathematics E.

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Open for late application
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Application
Bachelor Programme in Mineral Resource Engineering, nordic students,
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Luleå
Day-time, 100%
English
LTU-85015
2023-04-17
20
Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and have documented skills in English language +

Upper secondary school courses English 6, Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 or Mathematics E.

More information about English language requirements

Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Application period starts 2023-03-15

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Hesham Ahmed

Hesham Ahmed, Associate Professor

Organisation: Process Metallurgy, Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491309