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Chair of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics


Building on the bachelor's programme in Mineral Resources Engineering, students may pursue further studies and choose from a range of optional subjects as their focus. The first three semesters comprise subject-specific classes. The fourth semester is for the preparation of a master's thesis.

Mining involves the surface and subsurface extraction of mineral resources, application of different road heading machines, mineral economics, recultivation of the land surface damaged by extraction and the management of raw material projects.

Geotechnics and Tunnelling is concerned with geotechnical exploration, planning and the installation of underground structures, including the related fields of surveying, geotechnical monitoring, geoinformation, construction contract issues and construction management.

Raw Materials and Energy Systems is concerned with the extraction of energy resources, the usage of energy, and production and supply issues. This subject is offered in the form of a joint diploma with the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris.