Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering
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Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
This programme is unique in its nature and provides the forefront knowledge in modern minerals and metals production. For those interested in learning the most modern technology available, the programme is a unique opportunity.

Sweden is one of the foremost mining countries in the world, with internationally well-known mineral companies and suppliers to mining and minerals industry. Most of the metal mining as well as the supplier industry are located in north and central Sweden, with the largest operators within a day’s travel from Luleå. This makes LTU the ideal place to study modern mineral beneficiation.


The instruction centres heavily on the use of modern computer-assisted techniques to understand solution and flotation chemistry, to elucidate statistical trends in operational data, and to model and simulate mineral processing operations. Metallurgical engineering is today not only the creation of an efficient process but even more the engineering of a process that minimises the use of energy, reduces the amount of green-house gases, eliminates dust emission, and fully supports the concept of sustainable growth. The only research centre devoted to minerals and metals’ recycling in Scandinavia is situated at LTU. This centre provides the cutting edge knowledge in sustainable metals production. Also in Luleå is a metallurgical research station, which is a central European research resource. If you are interested in learning to apply modern, high-tech solutions to the challenges of mineral and metals production in the 21st century, LTU is the place to go. Teaching is in English by an internationally well-known staff.

Labour market

Mining, mineral and metallurgical companies are now undergoing an unparalleled development and their activities are increasing as never before. Opportunities for demanding and interesting work within research, production, process control, environment etc are excellent both in Sweden and in the global labour market.

Luleå, Normal, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Daytime, 100%
Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of minimum 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of chemistry, chemistry engineering, rock- and mineral technology, material engineering or metallurgy. At least 22,5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level and basic courses in chemistry, minerals engineering and process metallurgy is required.

Documented skills in English language.

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

Closed for application

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

Lars Gunneriusson

Lars Gunneriusson, Associate Professor

Organization: Chemistry of Interfaces, Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491832
Room: C150 - Luleå»
Bertil Pålsson

Bertil Pålsson, Senior Lecturer

Organization: Mineral Processing, Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491314
Room: F1422 - Luleå»