Master Programme in Georesources Engineering
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Master Programme in Georesources Engineering

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
This two years Master programme in georesources engineering is unique in Europe and provides the students with cutting edge knowledge in georesources engineering, geometallurgy and mineral processing of primary ore resources.

The future and sustainability of our societies is critically linked to the availability of raw materials, and to the efficiency of all processes involved throughout their life-cycle. There is a critical need, particularly in Europe, to educate engineers bridging the gap between georesources and advanced processing technologies.


Europe’s finest technical universities with a long tradition in these areas are co-operating. Through a common European cooperation: Luleå University (Sweden), Teknische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), Université de Liège (Belgium), and the Université de Lorraine (France). All together with local industrial partners, creates a unique competence network - EMERALD - with objective to provide world-leading education and research in Georesources Engineering. The Master programme is 2 years (120 ECTS) and consists of specially designed courses at the universities. Each student is traveling between the participating universities, studying with them, and finally choosing where he / she wants to do the master thesis. The master programme begins at the University of Liège, which is also responsible for the admittance process. The University of Nancy is responsible for training in advanced knowledge of georesouces modelling, while the universities in Freiberg and Luleå are responsible for training in geology, mineral resources and mineral processing. The program aims to find the right balance between knowledge of mineral resources, i.e. ores (geology, resource characterization, ore reserve calculation modelling) and mineral processing (crushing, grinding, separation, leaching, waste management). The programme comprises a broader view of life cycle assessment of mineral resources and the potential for urban mining. The program also includes professional seminars to highlight the strategic, economic, environmental and social challenges of modern mining. The geometallurgical perspective on georesources is central to the programme. Modern teaching with project-based learning and field work is used. Students who fulfil graduation requirements will be awarded the following degrees: Master in Geosciences Engineering (Sweden) Master en Géosciences: planètes, resources, environement (France) Ingénieur Civil des Mines et Géologue (Belgium) The selection of candidates is a collaborative process between the partner universities. They and local industrial partners will provide opportunities for research and training. The master programme is intended for candidates with at least a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) in engineering, with specialisation in geology. Also suitable background is a Master’s degree in geology with work experience.

Labour market

The Master program gives the student an international education in the area of mining and metallurgy. Opportunities for attractive and challenging work / R&D in international mining, metallurgy and technology companies in production are excellent. The program, with internationally respected diplomas, gives an excellent background for students aiming for a research career.

Luleå, Normal, Autumn 2018

Startdatum 2018-09-03, v.36 2018
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Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of minimum 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, or Environmental, Minerals or Metallurgical Engineering or similar. At least 22,5 credits in Mathematics at university level is required.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

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For detailed questions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us

Jan Rosenkranz

Jan Rosenkranz, Professor, Chaired Professor

Organization: Mineral Processing, Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492183
Room: F1416 - Luleå»